Boy in the Boat (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Untitled Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:A version of "Boy in the Boat [1]." S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 107. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D dc|A2 FD FA A2|GFEF G2 FG|A2 FD FAAB|cAGE DEFG| A2 FD FA A2|GFEF G2 FG|AFAc BGBd|cAGE D2D2:| |:Addd dcAB|cAdB cA GE|cddd dcAB|cA GE DEFG| Addd dcAB|cAdB cA GE|fgfd efed|cAGE DEFG:|

BOY IN THE BOAT [1], THE (An Buachaill sa mBad). Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian (Breathnach): D Major (Miller, Mulvihill, Taylor). Standard tuning (fRiddle). AB (Breathnach): AABB (Mulvihill, Taylor): AA'BB (Miller). The tune appears as an untitled reel in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman (vol. 3, p. 107). See also the cognate "Little Boy in the Boat (The)" from Rev. Luke Donnellan's 1909 collection. A version of the reel was entered as an untitled tune into Book 2 (No. 197) of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - piper Michael Brophy/Michael Ó Broithe (Ireland) [Breathnach]; Liam Greenall (Liverpool, England) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 173, p. 68. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 129, p. 86. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 220, p. 59. Taylor (Through the Half-Door), 1992; No. 1, p. 4. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 2), 24.

Recorded sources: - Decca W5246 (78 RPM), Leo Rowsome (1948, paired with "The Morning Dew," his name for "Woman of the House/Bean a ti). Green Linnet CSIF 1023, Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevy - "The Noonday Feast" (1980). Shaskeen - "The Joys of Life."

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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