Boys of the Twenty-Five (2)
X:1 T:Boys of Twenty Five , The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 133, pp. 28-29) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=27&z=107.8149%2C2130.5872%2C2583.5148%2C1234.6572 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador EAAc BAAc|BGBd g2 fg|eAAc BABe|ef/g/ dc BGdG| EAAc BAAc|BGBd g2 ga|bgag egfa|gede BA A2|| bggb agef|gfge dega|bgag bgag|eaag ea a2| bggb agef|gfge dega|bgag egfa|gede BA AG||
BOYS OF TWENTY FIVE . AKA and see "Killaghbeg House," "Ah Surely (1)," "Rose in the Garden (3)," "Windy Gap (1)," "Bonfire (2) (The)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was entered into the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim, fiddler Stephen Grier under the title "Boys of Twenty-Five," which precludes the title referencing an event in the 20th century (although 1725 or 1825 are possible). There is also a card game in Ireland called Twenty-Five, which involves the taking of tricks. It was said at one time to be a favorite pastime in the winter, when there was relatively less work to be done on the farm, and that games could take some time to complete.