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 Theme code Index    5564 4111
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    3 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Charles Villiers Stanford
 Book/Manuscript title    Complete Collection of Petrie's Irish Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 744, p. 186
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1905
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Archy Boylan M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 744 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb G/A/ | BB BA/B/ | c>B AF | AF EE | E3 || G/A/ | BB Bc/d/ | ee ed/e/ | f>e _dc/B/ | c3 c/B/ | BB Bc/d/ | ee ed/e/ | f>e _dc/B/ | c3 d/c/ | BB BA/B/ | c>B AF | AF EE | E3 || </abc>

Collector George Petrie, in his Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland, said he had the tune from a “near connection: of his, who had learned it when she was young from an elderly lady by the name of Betty Skillin. Petrie thought the air a “common Anglo-Irish street ballad” and preserved only the title, and noted that the melody had a common ballad phrase construction: ABB’A’.