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Tune ID#956 (Job of Journeywork)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Job of Journeywork about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Set dance44D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Job of Journeywork, The / The Job of Journey Work / Job o' Journeywork (mislabeled on PK 1 as Tarbolton, The Longford Collector) (compare Campbell's Reel #3424)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
192820#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Selena O'Neill (fiddle).
19351.13#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
~19471.5#1
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
197416#1
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
~19756#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: John Keenan (banjo).
~197810#2
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19892.2#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
~199614#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~200810#1
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Starts Randal Bays as air (fiddle), then with James Keane (accordion).
~20109#2
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
~201413#1
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled in set:] The Job of Journeywork
Ch 8
Plains of Boyle
JK 1
Garden of Daisies
MCny 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Blackbird
ITWWW, JB 4
Steamfitter
Fngl 1
Luke Kelly's
RBysFam

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1792 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #966 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #271 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 222 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 46 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
As setd #1 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #92 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #14 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903