Sick Boy (1) (The)

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SICK BOY [1], THE (An Bouchail Breoighte). AKA and see “Buachaill Dreoite [1].” Irish, Hornpipe and Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. 'Sick', as "sick in love". A version of the tune was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (vol. 4, p. 19). See note for “Buachaill Dreoite (1) (An).”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "From my own memory as I learned it in childhood" [Joyce], i.e. in Limerick in the 1840's.

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 8, p. 7.

Recorded sources: -

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