Heavy Boolthaun (The)

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X:1 T:Heavy Boolthaun, The T:An Buailteán Mór M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With life: time well marked" S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/c/|d>Bd cBA|GFG B>AG|FDB, CB,C|D<GA B2 B/c/| d>Bd cBA|GFG B>AG|FDB, CB,C|D<GG G2|| D|GBc d>ed|dec d2c|B>AB cAG|FDD D2B/c/| d>Bd cBA|GFG B>AG|FDB, CB,C|DGG G2||



HEAVY BOOLTHAUN, THE (An Buailteán Mór). AKA and see "Heavy Flail (The)." Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A boolthaun (or boulhaun, booltheen, boolshin) is the striking part of a flail, from Irish buail [bool].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Mr. Francis Hogan of South Lodge, Brenormore, near Carrick-on-suir, sent to Joyce in 1884; "...a good musician and a great enthusiast in irish music and song. He must have been then well over seventy years of age." (Joyce).

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 254, pp. 122-123.






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