I tried looking for it it JC's tune finder with interesting results.
It comes up on the index, but if you try to open it it's "not found."
Philippe Varlet wrote:
> At 05:01 AM 02/01/2003 -0500, you wrote:
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>> > he says that it's called
>> > "If there were no men (or women) in the world."
>> Almost. There's a recording by James Morrison's band where the lyrics
>> "If there weren't any women in the world." I thought that the second
>> part of
>> the mp3 was strongly reminiscent of that. I'm not sure about the
>> other part,
>> and I haven't listened to the Morrison recording to check. I'll bet that
>> Philippe knows.
> "If There Weren't [We Hadn't] Any Women in the World" is a barndance
> was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and was recorded by James Morrison as
> well as Paddy Killoran. On the Morrison record, it's subtitled "The
> Berrefroy." I have never heard it sung--Joel, you must be thinking of
> another source?!? It can be found in print in the Martin Mulvihill
> collection as well as in Ed Reavy's "Music of Corktown." The tune starts:
> efec ABcA | F2 =F2 E4 | A2GA fecA | B2 B2 B2 ....
> Philippe Varlet
> Hard-to-find imported Irish CDs
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