The Gallant Tipperary Boys slide

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

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Gallant Tipperary Boys has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Gallant Tipperary Boys has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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 .
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:|
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.