Boy of My Heart (The)
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BOY OF MY HEART, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time, "gaily"). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Fr. John Quinn finds O'Neill's air to be a version of the song air "Thugamar Féin a Samhradh Linn" (We brought the summer with us), similar to the setting printed by collector Edward Bunting.
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. 261, p. 45.