Annotation:Boys of the Town (2) (The)

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X:1 T:The Boys of the Town [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G ged B2A | BGE G2A | ~B3 ABA | GBd e2d | ged B2A | BGE G2A | ~B3 AGA | BGF G3 :| |:def gfg | eaa eaa | bag e2d | efg efg | def gfg | afd efg | edB AGA | BGF G3 :||

BOYS OF THE TOWN [2], THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The second part is similar in parts to "Boys of the Town (1) (The)." Karen Tweed (1994) remarks the tune is a "firm favourite" at sessions in Leeds, England, in the early 1990's. Researchers Fr. John Quinn and Conor Ward find "Boys of the Town (2) (The)" to be a member of a tune family cognate primarily in the first strain, with more variation in the second strains (a common occurrence). Other tunes they have identified as related include "Boys of the West (1)," "Humors of Glynn (3)," "Jig (77)," "Six Mile Bridge (2)" and "Trip to the Ferry."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler John McKeown [Feldman & O'Doherty]; fiddler Sean Walker (Victor, New York) [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; p. 229. Mallinson (Enduring), 1995; No. 49, p. 21. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 2, No. 8. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 15. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 23, p. 69. Peoples (50 Irish Fiddle Tunes). Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1) 1912; p. 49, #118. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed's Irish Choice), 1994; p. 6.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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