Boys of Bockhill

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 Theme code Index    1H652 5L232
 Also known as    Boys of Rockhill, Billy Patterson, Billy Patterson's Favorite, Catholic Boys (3), Blackthorn Stick (1), Coach Road to Sligo (1) (The), Fire on the Mountain (2), Fire on the Mountains (2), Humors of Bantry
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 80
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BOYS OF BOCKHILL/ROCKHILL. AKA and see "Billy Patterson," "Billy Patterson's Favorite," "Catholic Boys (3)," "Blackthorn Stick (1)," "Coach Road to Sligo (1) (The)," "Fire on the Mountain (2)" (floating title), "Humors of Bantry." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Usually known as "The Blackthorn Stick" in modern times. County Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran recorded a variant in New York in the 78 RPM era called "The Coach Road to Sligo," and O'Neill printed the melody as "The Humors of Bantry."

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 51. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 80. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 26, p. 5.

X: 1
T:Boys of Bockhill Jig, The
S:White's Unique Collection (1896), No. 26
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
d | (gfg) (e/f/ge) | dBG AGE | DGG AGA | BAB ABd | 
(gfg) (e/f/ge) | dBG AGE | DGG AGA | BGG [B,2G2] :|
|: d | ede gdd | edd gdd | (e>gf/a/) gfe | dBG AFD | 
(gfg) (e/f/ge) | dBG AGE | (DG)G (A/B/c).A | (BG)G [B,2G2] :||

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