Rambling Boy (1)
X:1 T:I am a Poor Rambling Boy M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Plaintive and Slow" R:Air N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 96, p. 71) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin (d>c)|(B>A) (G>^F) (D>F)|(.G.G .G2) (.B.B)|(B>c) (.d.f.e.c)|d4 (.B.B| .B)>cd (.f.e.c)|d4 (d>c)|(B>A) (G^F) (D^F)|.G.G .G2:||
RAMBLING BOY . AKA - "I'm/I am a poor Rambling Boy" ("Is buachaill goidhaisteach me" or "Is buacaill boct fanac me"). AKA and see "There was a young lady". Irish, Air (3/4 time, "plaintive"). A Aeolian (Bunting): G Minor (O'Neill, Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Petrie (1855) remarks Bunting’s version is "badly set", while O'Neill (1903) simply repeats Bunting's setting without alteration.