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X:1 % T:Robber, The T:Charley Reilly M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:O'Sullivan/Bunting (1983, No. 65) K:Gmin GA|BBB2dB|GG G2 AB|cc c2Ac|FF F2 de| ff f2 bf|fd c2 Ac|dd 2 cA|BB B2||

ROBBER, THE (An Foghlaidhe). AKA and see "Charley Reilly," "Croppy Boy (2) (The)." Irish, Air (3/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Researcher Donal O'Sullivan (1983) finds the tune a variant of "Cailin o chois tSiuire" (The Croppy Boy), common to the British Isles. Several variants are included in English folk song collections; for example in Peter Kennedy's Folksongs of Britain and Ireland as "Newlyn Town," and in Frank Kidson's A Garland of English Folk Songs (1926) beginning "In Newlyn town I was born and bred." O'Sullivan refers those interested in further variants to Margaret Dean-Smith's 1954 A Guide to English Folk Song Collections.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - the Irish collector Edward Bunting noted the music and words at Drogheda in 1803, according to the index of his 1840 collection.

Printed sources : - O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 65, pp. 100-101.

Recorded sources: -

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