Boys of the Town (1) (The)

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X:1 T:The Boys of the Town [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G D | ~G3 GBd | edB dBA | ~G3 GBd | edB AFD | G3 GBd | edB gfg | edB AGA | BGF G2 :|| B | def gfg | afd edB | def gfg | afd e2B | def gfg | afd efg | edB AGA | BGF G2B | def gfg | afd edB | def gfg | afd e2B | def gbb | faa efg | edB AGA | BGF G2 ||



BOYS OF THE TOWN [1], THE (Buacailli an Baile Moir). AKA and see "Miltown Jig." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1915, Tubridy): AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen, 1001 & 1850). The second part is similar in parts to "Boys of the Town (2) (The)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago fiddler and police sergeant James O'Neill (originally from County Down), who helped Francis O'Neill compile and notate his Music of Ireland [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; pp. 14, 28, 29. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1890; No. 91, p. 93. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 130, p. 75. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 29. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 825, p. 154. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 89, p. 30. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 39.

Recorded sources : - Copely Records 9-119 (78 RPM), Paddy Cronin (195?). Green Linnet SIF-3041, Matt Molloy - "Stony Steps" (1989). Green Linnet SIF-104, Matt Molloy - "The Celts Rise Again" (1990). Green Linnet GLCD 1128, Brendan Mulvihill & Donna Long - "The Morning Dew" (1993). Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac - "That's What You Get" (1998?). Topic TSDL1502, Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon - "Clare Concertinas" (originally recorded 1975. Appears as "Miltown Jig").

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2].



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