Irish Boy (1) (The)
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IRISH BOY , THE. AKA and see "Breeches On (The)," "Irish Lad (The)," "Irish Lad's a Jolly Boy (The)," "O the Breeches Full of Stitches." Irish, Air (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.
Source for notated version: "From my Father" [Stanford/Petrie]. Irish painter, musician, antiquary and archaeologist George Petrie was born in 1790 (and died in 1866), and, presuming he learned the tune in his childhood or adolescence, it would date it to the early 1800's in Ireland.
Printed sources: Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 586, p. 148.