Up against the Boughalauns

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UP AGAINST THE BOUGHALAUNS. AKA - "Up against the Buachalawns," "Up against the Buchaláns." AKA and see “Thar an gCnoc,” “Over the Hill,” “Sonny Brogan’s Favorite,” “Early Breakfast (The),” "Green Hills of Kerry," “Knocknagree Reel,” "Limerick Lassies (The)," "Miss Lyon's," "Miss Lyons' Choice," “Miss Lyons' Fancy.” Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A boughalaun, or buachalán, is commonly called a ragwort and is a plant that grows 2 3 feet high, with bright yellow flowers. It is very common in the west of Ireland but is generally considered a weed, especially in farmed land; in fact, though the weed is noxious to cattle, goats are unaffected by it and are sometimes let wild into pastures to consume the plant before cattle can get to it.

See also more settings under "Miss Lyons' Fancy."

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Columbia Legacy CK 48693, The Chieftains – “The Best of the Chieftains” (1992). Chieftains – “Boil the Breakfast Early.”

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