The Gallant Tipperary Boys slide

Also known as The Gallant Boys Of Tipperary, The Gallant Lads, Gallant Tipperary, The New May Moon.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Off She Goes (a few times).

The Gallant Tipperary Boys appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Gallant Tipperary Boys has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Gallant Tipperary Boys has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Gallant Tipperary Boys
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3 DFA B2 A ABc | dcd ede f2 d def |
gag fgf (3 efg e d2 A |1 BAG FGA B2 A ABc :|2 BAG FGA B2 A A3 ||
a2 f fef g2 e e2 a | aba fed e2 A A2 a |
agf g2 d (3 efg e d2 A | BAG FGA B2 A A3 :|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Gallant Tipperary Boys
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3(A/2B/2d/2)|ded FGA|B2A A2(B/2c/2)|d2d ede|f2d d2(e/2f/2)|
gag fed|efd cBA|BAG FGA|B2A A2:|
(f/2g/2)|aba def|gab efg|aba fed|e2A A2(f/2g/2)|
aba fgf|efe d2A|BAG FGA|B2A A2:|
A|dAF dAF|B2A ABc|dAF dAF|G2E E2(3(A/2B/2d/2)|
dAF BAF|Adf a2g|fed FGA|B2A A2:|
(f/2g/2)|afd cBA|BGG G2g|bge efd|cAA A2(f/2g/2)|
afd gfe|afd cBA|BAG FGA|B2A A2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Gallant Tipperary Boys
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dcd DFA B2A ABc|dcd ede f2d def|
g3 f3 efe d2A|BAG FGA B2A A3:|
|:a^ga fef =g2e efg|a2f fed e2A A3|
agf g2e ded c2A|BAG FGA B2A A3:|

Seven comments

The Gallant Tipperary Boys

From the playing of Jacky Daly

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Also known in England as The New May Moon , in old tune books from 1700s

O’Neill’s version in D

X:2 is the version in O’Neill’s transposed from C to D. I think this four-part setting is particularly nice in either key. The tune is in the "Jigs" section of the book, #894.

Thomas Moore

It’s the air used by Thomas Moore for his song "The Young May Moon".

He called the Air "The Dandy O"

Re: The Gallant Tipperary Boys

There is a nice Irish fiddle lesson by Majella Bartley on youtube using this tune as an example. Includes adding cuts and half rolls. For instance, Adding a half roll to the b in the first measure and the F# in measure two. Lesson from the Online academy of Irish music.

Re: The Gallant Tipperary Boys

"We play this one before The Bank Of Turf"

I can never get into The Bank of Turf after this tune - much too similar! But a nice pair if you can pull it off.