Boys of Bockhill
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 M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:White's Unique Collection (1896), No. 26 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G 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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