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 Theme code Index    6457 1H543
 Also known as    Poll Ha'penny (2), Stranger (1) (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1594, p. 295
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Title of recording    
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BOYS OF BALLYSIMON, THE. AKA and see "Poll Ha'penny (2)," "Stranger (1) (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD.

Source for notated version: Chicago fiddler, originally from County Tipperary, who was also a machinest, weaver and composer. O'Neill said of him: "...he would play on for hours at a time such tunes as memory presented, his features while so engaged remaining as set and impassive as the was his open boast that he never forgot nor forgave an injury" [O'Neill]. Edward Cronin [O'Neill].

Printed source: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 176. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1594, p. 295.

T:Boys of Ballysimon, The
S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1594
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
(dc) | BAGB ABcA | dcAF G2 (FG) | AFDE FAGF | D2 (DE) D2 (dc) | 
Bc (3BAG ABcA | dcAF G2 (FG) | AFDE FAGE | D2 DE D2 :|
|: (FG) | Addg fgfd | efed cBcA | Addg fgfd | efec d2 (dc) | 
BAGB ABcA | dcAF G2 (FG) | AFDE FAGE | D2 DE D2 :|
|: (dc) | Bc (3BAG AGFG | ABcA f2 (ed) | ecAF GBAF | D2 (DE) D2 (dc) | 
BGGB cBAG | AGFG g2 (fg) | ecAF GBAF | D2 DE D2 :|
|: (FG) | Adeg fgfd | efed cAGF | Adde fgfd | efec defg | 
agfa gfef | defd cBAG | AFDE FAGE | D2 DE D2 :||

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