If There Weren't Any Women in the World
X:1 T:If There Weren’t any Women in the World M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Barn Dance B:James Morrison – "How to Play the Globe Accordion" (c. 1920’s, No. 27) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D fg|a>ba>f d>efd|B2B2A2 de|f>a (3aaa b>af>d|e6 fg| a>ba>f d>efd|B2B2A2 de|f>aa>f e>def|d6:| |:(3afa|b2 b>c' d'2c'2|b2a2a2 de|(3fff f>e f>gaf|e6 fg| a>ba>f d>ef>d|B2B2A2 de|f>aa>f e>def|d6:|]
IF THERE WEREN'T ANY WOMEN (IN THE WORLD). AKA - "If We Hadn't Any Women in the World," "Where Would the World Be without Women." Irish, Barndance (4/4 time). Ireland, County Donegal. G Major (Mulvihill): A Major (Reavy): D Major (Morrison). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB: AABB (Morrison). "If There Weren't any Women in the World" was frequently recorded in the 1920's and 1930's and still a popular barndance in County Donegal. James Morrison and Paddy Killoran both recorded it (Morrison record paired it with another barn dance he titled "Berrefoy (The)." Both strains of the tune, however, are straight out of popular British music, and is a variant of the schottische "Dusky Minstrel" by Scottish composer Felix Burns  (1864-1920) (who also composed "Woodland Flowers").