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BOYS OF GALWAY, THE (Buacailli na Gaillaime). Irish, Reel. C Major ('A' part) & D Dorian ('B' part) {O'Neill/Krassen}: C Major {O'Neill/1850}. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Related tunes are "My Maryanne" and "Galway Reel (3) (The)." O'Neill gives source credit to uilleann piper James Early, one of his Chicago contemporaries. Paul de Grae believes "My Maryanne"/My Mary Anne" (also in O'Neill's, sourced to Early's playing partner, fiddler John McFadden) is a reworking of the tune. Earlier versions (Goodman, Levey) can be found as "Galway Reel (3) (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 122. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1341, p. 251. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 596, p. 109.

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