If There Weren't Any Women in the World
X:81 T:If There Weren't Any Women In the World M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Barndancer B:Deloughery - Sliabh Luachra on Parade (1980, No. 81) N:From the playing of Terry Teahan Z:Patrick Cavanagh K:D f>g|a>ba>f d>ef>d|B2c>B A2d>e|f>gg>c' b>af>d|e3e e2 f>g| a>ba>f d>ef>d|B2c>B A2d>e|f>aa>f e2f>e|d6:| |f>a|b3b b>af>a|b2a>f a2f>a|b2a>f b>af>d|e6 f>g| a>ba>f d>ef>d|B2c>B A2d>e|f>aa>f e2f>e|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. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. 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").