Boys of Ballysimon (The)
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 sphinx...it 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.
X:1 T:Boys of Ballysimon, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1594 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (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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