Billy The Box Player reel

By Carl Hession

Billy The Box Player has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Billy The Box Player
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"DG "Am"(3ABc "G"dedB|"Am"cA"G"dB "C"ce"G"dg|"D"f2 (3ABc dAFA|"G"GA (3BAG "D"cA d2|
"G"DG "Am"(3ABc "G"dedB|"Am"cA"G"dB "C"ce"G"dg|"D"f2 (3ABc "G"dg"D"fd|"D"AdFA "G"G4:|
"G"gdga "D"fadB|"Am"cA"G"dB "D"cAFA|"G"BG"C"ce "D"defg|"D"addc Add2|
"G"gdga "D"fadB|"Am"cA"G"dB "D"cAFA|"G"BG"C"ce "D"defg|"Am"ag"D"fa "G"g4:|

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Billy The Box Player

Carl Hession composition. Tune dedicated to box player Billy Mc Comiskey.

This is the original setting composed by Carl, including the chords. Carl is happy to share his tunes in this website, he is kindly giving me the music scores and helping me with the questions that arise in the making of the ABC notation. In his own words, people are free to do what they want with these tunes.

I know that for many of you Carl doesn’t need any presentation, but for those that may not know him, here you are a Wikipedia link:

The music score doesn’t have any ornamentation. As Carl says, this tune is a general outline where musicians are free to put in their own variations and ornamentation.

You can listen a possible setting with ornamentation in this YouTube video where Tara Breen plays the fiddle and Carl plays the piano accompaniment. It is the second tune in the set (I added a comment with a link that will get you automatically to the beginning of this tune). In the description of the video Carl tells the story behind the composition: