Annotation:Laccarue Boys (The)

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LACCAROO/LACCARUE BOYS, THE (Na Buacaillide/Buacailli Ua Leacain-Ruad). AKA and see "Adew Dundee," "Adieu Dundee," "Bonnie Dundee (1)," "Hearty Boys of Ballymote," "Saw ye my wee thing." Irish, Double Jig. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has a Scottish provenance. A version of the melody appears in Kerr's Merry Melodies, vol. 1 (c. 1880) set as a Scottish reel called "Mary of Castlecary," but in its earliest variant can be found in the 5th part of the Scottish Skene Manuscript, dating from c. 1630-1640 (see annotation:Adieu Dundee).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 53. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1007, p. 188. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 239, p. 54.

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