We are the Boys of Wexford

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X:1 T:We are the Boys of Wexford M:C L:1/8 S:Howe’s 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A/B/ | cA F>F F>G AF | GE C>C C3C | FFFD E2 C>A | cc d>=B c3 A/_B/ | dcBA B3c |defd cAGF | DA BG/F/ F3 || C | F>F FD E2 C>A | cdcA B3c | defd c2 AF | c>B GE F3 ||



WE ARE THE BOYS OF WEXFORD. Irish, Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air is similar in parts to the air usually heard today for the song "Boys of Wexford (The)," for which "We are the boys of Wexford is the first line.


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Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 20. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music).






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