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X:1 T:Gaby Boy, The T:Gobbie-O, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R: B:John Moore music manuscript (Shropshire c. 1837-40, Book 2, p. 68) B: https://www.vwml.org/topics/historic-dance-and-tune-books/Moore2 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (A/B/)|c2A ABA|E2A A2A|B2G GBd dBG GAB| c2A ABc|d2B Bcd|edc BAB|E2A A2:| |:B|c2d e2f|g3 e3|a2f g2e|dBG GAB| c2A ABc|d2B Bcd|edc BAB|D2A A2:|]



GABY BOY, THE. AKA and see "Gobby-O (The)," "Gobbie O." English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Shropshire. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Irish and Scots versions, notes Matt Seattle, are in A Dorian and usually are known by the alternate titles. The first strain is shared with the American tune "Ginger Blue," which probably derived from minstrel origins.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 68b, p. 27.






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