Billy Boy (1)
X:1 T:Billy Boy  L:1/8 M:6/8 S:Bacon (Bledington) K:F FAc BGA|BAB GEC|AGF DCB,|CDE F3:| |:B2c dBG|A2B cAF|ABc d2B|GAB c3| FAc BGA| BAB GEC|AGF DCB,|CDE F3:|
BILLY BOY . English, Jig and Morris Dance Tune. F Major (Bacon, Carlin): G Major (Mallinson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB, x4. A truncated version of "Constant Billy." From the Bledington, Gloucestershire, a small village in England's Cotswolds, where the melody was collected in 1925 from fiddler Charles Benfield.
Printed sources: Bacon (A Handbook of Morris Dances), 1974; pp. 77, 95a. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 53, p. 40. Mallinson (Mally's Cotswold Morris Book, vol. 2), 1988; No. 3, p. 4.