My Love is a Bandboy

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MY LOVE IS A BANDBOY (Is Buacaill Ceol Mo Gradsa). AKA and see "I'll Marry My Johnny." Irish, Air (3/4 time, "playfully"). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AAB (Johnson). Francis O'Neill remembered the tune from his Bantry, west Cork, boyhood being sung by his parents.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's Occasional: Waltz, Air and Misc.), No. 1, 1991; p. 7. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 11, p. 2.

Recorded sources: Fretless 122, "Oldtime Fiddling - vol. 10" (1976).




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