The Boys Of The Town jig

Also known as Bob Lennon’s, The Metal Bridge, Mullagh, Portroe, The Regent (Boys Of The Town), The Regent.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Boys Of The Town has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Boys Of The Town has been added to 161 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Boys Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|ged B2A|BGD G2A|BdB AGA|GBd efg|
ged B2A|BGD G2A|BdB AGA|BGG G2:|
|:B|def gfg|eaa eaa|bag e2d|egg egg|
def gfg|afd efg|edB AGA|BGG G2:||
X: 2
T: The Boys Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ged B2A|BGF G2A|~B3 AGA|GBd e2f|

Six comments

This is a different tune to another jig of the same name and key.

I believe the first part is more commonly played like this: ged B2A|BGF G2A|~B3 AGA|GBd e2f|….

I’ve just heard Chris Droney play a beautiful version of the tune on a radio programme. It seems he recorded it on his brand new album.

Portroe

This is what Lucy Farr titled it but was possibly confused with the Portroe jig (ie Out on the Ocean).

Re: The Boys Of The Town

I’d say that the second setting (X:2) on that page should rather be posted on this page - two different tunes in the of G. (By the way, X:4 on that doesn’t really sound like any of the two tunes)