Sullen Boy (The)

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X:1 T:Sullen Boy, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Softly and in moderate time." S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), No. 684 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E>D | C2D2 {F}E>D | E2A2 {G}E>D | E2E2 {G}E>D | E2E2 E>D | C2D2 {F}E>D | E2E2 {G}E>C | D2D2 {E}D>C | D2D2 || A>B | c2A2 {A}d>c | A4 {G}E>D | E2E2 {G}E>D | E2E2 A>B | c2A2 {A}d>c | A4 {G}E>C | D2D2 {F}E>C | D2D2 ||



SULLEN BOY, THE (An giolla gruamach). Irish, Air (3/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Sung as a nurse tune in Cork. This and the tune called Banalanna in my Ancient irish Music (p. 10) are variants of the same original melody: or one is a variant from the other. As it is set here, it forms a very beautiful lullaby" (Joyce).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Windele, the distinguished Cork archaeologist (died 1865) {Joyce}.

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 684, pp. 341-342.

Recorded sources: -



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