Boys in the Gap (2)

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X:1 T:Boys in the Gap [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With spirit" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 157 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin D | G>AG B>cB | (A<F)F F2A | G>AG g>ag | (f<d)d d2=e | fgf f_ed | cdB ABc | d>ed d2c | (B<G)G G2 || d | g>ag gab | (a<f)f f2a | g=e^f gab | afd d2=e | fgf f_ed | cdB ABc | d>ed d2c | (B<G)G G2 ||



BOYS IN THE GAP [2] (Na Buacaillide 'nNsa m-Bearna). Irish, Air (6/8 time, "with spirit"). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. No relation to the reel of the same title. The melody has become a popular New England contra dance vehicle under the title " Cat in the Hopper." See Scottish antecedent "Laird o' Cockpen."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 157, p. 27.

Recorded sources: -



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