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 Theme code Index    16L 35 25 16L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p.52
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BOYS IN BLUE. American, Scottish; Reel. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning. AA'BB'. The title refers, perhaps, not to policemen (the modern connotation), but to Union Army Civil War soldiers, whose uniforms were blue. Despite its appearance in Kerr's publication, the tune sounds thoroughly American.

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 28. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 285, p. 31. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 52.

T:Boys in Blue
S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
(3D/E/F/ | G/D/B,/D/ E/F/G/A/|B/dd/ d>B|A/dd/ d>c|B/dd/ d>D|G/D/B,/D/ E/F/G/A/ | 
B/dd/ d>B|A/aa/ ag|f/g/e/f/ d/c/B/A/ || G/D/B,/D/ E/F/G/A/ | B/dd/ d>B | A/dd/ d>c | 
B/dd/ d>D | G/D/B,/D/ E/F/G/A/ | B/dd/ d>B | c/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/ | G/D/B,/D/ G,||:
D|(D/d/).d/.d/ .dd/c/ | (B/b/).b/.b/ .ba/g/ | (f/d/).d/.d/ (e/^c/).c/.c/ | d/A/F/A/ G/F/E/D/|
(D/d/).d/.d/ .dd/c/|(B/b/).b/.b/ .ba/g/|(f/d/).d/.d/ (e/^c/).c/.c/|1 d/A/F/A/ d :|2 d/A/F/A/ D/D/E/F/ || 

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