Im Bo ‘gus Um Bo waltz

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X: 1
T: Im Bo 'gus Um Bo
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin

Two comments

Air, not waltz

I put it in as a waltz, since it seems to be the next closest thing.
I learned this from L.E. McCullough’s Tinwhistle Tutor. (Note: This is not a slow air.) It is "one of the oldest Irish tunes extant." The only recording I know of of it is on the CD the came with the tutor. He plays it with what sounds like reverse swing on the eighth notes, which almost contradicts the music. Medium tempo.
Anybody know what the title translates as?

Im Bo.

Bo is acow.Im is butter. Um means around or about. Cow’s butter and bovine is the literal translation.