Annotation:Island Boy

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X:1 T:Island Boy M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel O:Prince Edward Island K:D (3ABc|dD D/D/D FEDF|AFAB AFDF|G2 GF {F}G2 DF|EFGA BABc| dD D/D/D FEDF|A2 AB|AFDF G2 GF {^F}G2 GF|1 EDCE D2:|2 EDCE D/D/D D|| |:Addc {c}d2 de|fedsf edcB|(ce-e)c efge|face d2 eg| face dcBA|BcdB AFDF|G2 GF {F}G2 GF|1 EDCE D/D/D:|2 EDCE D2||

ISLAND BOY. AKA and see "Larry O'Gaff Reel." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Perlman identifies the tune as a variant of the Irish jig "Larry O'Gaff (1)," adapted to reel time.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ervan Sonier {1920-1994} & Toussaint Arsenault {b. 1916} (Summerside, East Prince County, PEI) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 69.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 7014, Denis Pitre - "Fiddlers of Western Prince Edward Island" (1997. "The cut shows the quintessential Western P.E.I. fiddle style-fast tempo, singing fiddle, infectious rhythm, and quite a bit of syncopation").

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For much more information, see the entry for the tune at Bowing Down Home [1]

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