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BOLD SOLDIER BOY, THE. Irish, Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The first strain of the melody is the same as Elias Howe's "Bold Soger Boy."

Source for notated version: Chicago police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down, and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill]

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 79, p. 14.

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