With Biddy By My Side barndance

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

With Biddy By My Side has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: With Biddy By My Side
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFGA BcAc|BAGB ADFD |EDEA BcAc|[1BA (3B^cd e2z2:|[2BA (3B^cd e2(ef)||
~g2fg edB^c|dA^cA Bdef |gAfg edBA|BA (3B^cd eAfa|
~g3f edB^c|dA^cA Bdga | (3bag af gfed|BABd e2z2|]

Four comments

With Biddy By My Side

From Claire Egan; it’s apparently in O’Neill’s as a march, but I’d be inclined to call it a barndance…
I think Claire is playing it a string down (on a viola?), though I’ve given it here as Em.

Re: With Biddy By My Side

Here it is as Claire Egan plays it as close as I can get it, in her key and as a hornpipe. You would not need a viola to play it, it is well within the range of a violin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/16130

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Re: With Biddy By My Side

cag-
Thanks for a beautiful transcription. Just as she plays it. Magic on the fiddle in that low key.
I play it with one note different - on the fiddle I’ve been playing a C for the 4th note in the third measure, but on concertina the B is easier and sounds fine…. to my ears.

The key in which Claire Egan plays it, from cag, above

X: 1
T: With Biddy By My Side
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A,B,CD EFDF|EDCE DG,B,G,| A,2A,D E2DF|[1ED (3EFG A2A :|[2ED (3EFG A2AB||
c2Bc AGE^F|GE^FD EGAB|cABG AGED|ED (3E^FG A2AB|
c3B AGE^F|GE^FD EGcd|ecdB cBAG|EDEG A2zB,||
P: variation A part
A,3D E2DF|E2CE D2B,G,|A,3D E2DF|ED (3EFG AA,B,G,|
A,3D E2DF|E2CE D2B,G,|A,3D E2DF|ED (3EFG A2AB:|