Billy Boy (1)

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 Theme code Index    1442 36L5L1
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English, Morris
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    ENGLAND(South)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Lionel Bacon
 Book/Manuscript title    Morris Ring (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 77
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1974
 Artist    
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X:1
T:Billy Boy [1]
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 [1]. 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.