Young Boy (The)
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YOUNG BOY, THE (Bouchaillín fir óig, An). Irish, Slow Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. P.W. Joyce identifies the air as a version of Belfast collector Edward Bunting's (1773–1843) "Wheelwright (The)," collected in 1803 from one P. Lynch of Castlebar.
Source for notated version: Copied from a MS. collection lent to [County Cork collector] Mr. [William] Pigot by James Hardiman, the historian of Galway and editor of Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy” [Joyce].
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 767, p. 376.