Boyle's Reel

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X:1 % T:Boyle's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:D fg|a>fd>f b>^ge>c|d>cd>f e>dc>B|A>cd>f e>dc>B|A>aa>b a2 f>^g| a>ba>f g>ag>e|f>ae>c d2 e^g|f>de>c d>BA>G|F>DE>C D2||F>^G| A>FD>F A>FD>F|A>=cd>e f>ed>c|B>^GE>G B>GE>G|e2 e>c Acea| f>df>a g>fe>f g>fe>c d2 e^g|f>de>c d>BA>G|F>DE>C D2||



BOYLE'S REEL. AKA and see "Salamanca (1)." American, Hornpipe. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This tune is the much better known "Salamanca" with the parts reversed. Bayard's source learned the tune from John O'Boyle, a traveling salesman and fiddler who stayed with the source when he worked his routes through the county. The two would stay up long into the night playing and exchanging tunes.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - William Shape (Greene County, Pa., an elderly fiddler who played it as a hornpipe, despite its name, in the 1930's).

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 98, p. 58.

Recorded sources: -



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