Annotation: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 biography: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 biography: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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