The Beardless Boy jig

Also known as A Ghilla Na Sgriub Anantrat, Giolla Na Scríob, The Wandering Lad.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Beardless Boy has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Beardless Boy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GAB BAB|G3 E3|GAB dB/A/G|A3 A3|
ee/e/e dd/d/d|cc/c/c BAG|BAB GED|E3 G3|
GAB BAB|G3 E3|GAB dB/A/G|A3 A3|
ee/e/e dd/d/d|cc/c/c BAG|BAB GED|E3 G3|
DD/D/D DD/D/D|G3 G3|DD/D/D DD/D/D|A3 A3|
ee/e/e dd/d/d|cc/c/c BAG|BAB GED|E3 G3|
DD/D/D DD/D/D|G3 G3|DD/D/D DD/D/D|A3 A3|
ee/e/e dd/d/d|cc/c/c BAG|BAB GED|E3 G3|

Three comments

The Beardless Boy

Collected on "Ancient Music of Ireland" by Edward Bunting, 1796, 1806, 1840

Great Tune!

Great tune—thanks!

Seems to have echos of both "When the Cock Crows It Is Day" and "the Burnt Old Man" in it.

Lovely on the whistle in particular.

—James