Roger was a Plowboy

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X:1 % T:Roger was a Plowboy M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 931 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GF|DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3ABc|defd cAGF|DEFE FGAF| DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3ABc|dfeg fdcA|GBAF G2:| |:(3ABc|dedB c2 Bc|dgfa g2 ga|bgag fdde|fdcA GBAF| DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3ABc|dfeg fdcA|GBAF G2:|]



ROGER WAS A PLOWBOY ("Bi Ruaidri 'na treabaire" or "Do bi Ruaidri giolla ceacta"). Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Emmerson (1971) describes the tune as an example of the early lyrical 'variations' style Irish hornpipe and believes it to be derived from the march form of the tune "Young Roger was a Plowboy." O’Neill ) demonstrated the relationship between the two in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913, p. 133), using a version of "Young Roger..." from P.W. Joyce's Ancient Irish Music (1873). Paul de Grae says the hornpipe version is presumably by O'Neill himself.

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Printed sources : - Emmerson (Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String), 1971; No. 94, p. 167. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 212. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1760, p. 328. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 931, p. 159. O’Neill (Irish Minstrels and Musicians), 1913; p. 133.

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