The Boys Of The Town jig

Also known as Bob Lennon’s, Bobby Casey’s, The Metal Bridge, Mullagh, Portroe, The Regent.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Carraroe (a few times), Castle Garden (a few times), Health To The Ladies (a few times), My Darling Asleep (a few times) and The Rambling Pitchfork (a few times).

The Boys Of The Town has been added to 22 tune sets.

The Boys Of The Town has been added to 182 tunebooks.

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Four 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|BEF G3|BcB ABA|GBd e2 d|
ged B2A|BEF G3|BdB AGA|BGF G3:|
|:def gfg|efa efa|bag e2d|efg efg|
def gfg|efg edB|dcB AGA|BGF G3:|
X: 3
T: The Boys Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ged B2A|BGF G2A|~B3 AGA|GBd e2f|
X: 4
T: The Boys Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
f|:ged B2 A|BGE G2 A|(3Bcd B AGA| Bee e2f|
ged B2 A|BGE G2 A|(3Bcd B AGA|1 BGF G2 f:|2 BGF G2 B||
|:def gfg|eaa eaa|bag e2d|egg egf|
ged B2 A|BGE G2 A|(3Bcd B AGA|1 BGF G2 B:|2 BGF G2 f||

Eight comments

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

The Regent

Recorded at a session years ago.

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.

“The Regent Jig” ~ “The Boys of the Town” ~ a slight variation:

Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on August 29th 2003 by dafydd.

It is a different version of "The Boys of the Town" this is the version I know from a Patrick Street album.

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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)