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DARK SLENDER BOY [2], THE. AKA and see "Black Slender Youth," "Black Slender Boy," "White Cassidy," "An buacaill Caol Dub." Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Roche): AB (O'Neill). George Petrie thought the original works of the song to be lost and that "the various songs now sung to it are quite unworthy of being associated with it." The 'unworthy' song he was referring to was composed by Séan Aerach Ó Seannacháin (c. 1760), who bemoans the dark slender bottle of whiskey, the cause of his misfortunes.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 31, p. 24. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; p. 14, No. 25.

Recorded sources: Piping Pig Records PPPCD 001, Jimmy O'Brien- Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996).




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