Buachaillín Buí (An)

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X:1 T:Yellow Little Boy, The T:Buacaillin Buide An T:Buachaillín Buí, An M:6/8 L:1/8 S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 706 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D AFD DFA | DFA AdB | AFD DFA | B2A BdB | AFD DFA | DFA ABc | def gfe | fdB B2d :| |: Add fdd | edd fdd | Add fdd |edB B2d | Add fdd | edd fdd | gfe fdB | AFA B2d :||



BUACHAILLÍN BUÍ, AN (The Yellow Little Boy). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Breathnach): AABB (O'Neill). The tune is a member of the family of tunes that make up the four-part session warhorse "Lark in the Morning (1)," and is close to (but not identical with) "Goats' Horns (The)." See also other members of the family "Come in the Evening," "Galloway Tom (2)," "Galway Tom (1)," "Galway Town," "Kelso Races," "One-Legged Man (The)," "Spotted Cow (The)," "Thrush's Nest (The)," "Welcome (The)," "Western Lilt (A)," and "Yellow Little Boy (The)." Breathnach states he took the name from the version published by piper O'Farrell in Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes (c. 1797) where it can be found as "Galloway Tom" with the alernate mangled Irish title "The Boughleen Bue," and finds two more versions by O'Farrell in the latter's Pocket Companion. See also collector George Petrie's "Buacahillín Buídhe", which is similar to O'Farrell's tune and some of the alternate titles in O'Neill.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Tommy Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 27, p. 12. Henry Philerin Hudson (Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), c. 1840-50; No. 65 (parts reversed from O'Neill). O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 706, p. 131.






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