Annotation:Boy of My Heart (The)

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X:1 T:Boy of My Heart, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Gaily" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 261 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G "Gaily"D | (DEG) A2A | (ABG) A2E | (GAB) (cBA) | (BGE) E2c | (c>dc) B2G | (A2E) (G2E) | .D(cB) (cBA) | GED D2 || (G/E/) | (DG).G (DA).A | (DB).B A2 (E/F/) | (GAB) (c>BA) | (B2G) (E2B) | (c>dc) B2B | A2E G2 E/E/ | .D(cB) (cBA) | GED D2 ||

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.

Additional notes
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.

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