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X:1 T:The Catholic Boys [1] B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland, no. 18 N:almost identical with the Petrie setting M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G D|D<GG GFG|D<BB cBc|d<ed cBA|BGE =F2 {GF}D| DGG GFG|DBB cBc|d>ed cBA|B<GG G2 || d/e//f//| gdB gGg|gdc BAG|F<=ff f>ef|A=FA c_BA| G<gg g=fe|dcd/e/ =fdc|B/c/dB {cd}cAF|A<GG G2||

CATHOLIC BOY(S) [1], THE. AKA and see "Biddy McGee (1)," "Cathaoir an Phíobáire," "Jig (75)," "Paddy from London," "Piper's Chair (The)," "Silver and Gold." Irish, Air ("spirited") or Double Jig. G Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Petrie): AB (O'Neill): AABB (Breathnach, Roche). The melody is better-known today as "Piper's Chair (The)." Petrie stated the old Irish name for the tune was lost but that this was the name his source, Clare piper Willie Clancy, used. A version of the tune was entered into the large mid-19th century music manuscript of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon biography:James Goodman under the title "Silver and Gold." O'Neill prints the tune on the same page with "Protestant Boys (The)."

Researcher Conor Ward also connects the tune with "Fairhaired Boy (1) (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. I), 1963; No. 9, p. 6. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 88, p. 44. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 44, p. 29. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 18, p. 4. Petrie (Ancient Music of Ireland), No. 144. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3), 1927; p. 28, No. 91. Stanford-Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 282.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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