I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them slip jig

Also known as Blithesome Bridal, The Blythesome Bridal, The Bridal, Come Fy, Let’s A’ To The Bridal, Come To The Bridal, I’m The Boy For Bewitching Her, Is Misi An Buacaill Do Meallfad Iad, Is Misi An Buacaill Le Na Meallad, The Jolly Pedlar’s, The Jolly Pedler’s, Let Us Awa To The Wedding, Let Us Away To The Wedding, Let Us Waa To The Wedding, The Whin Bush.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with My Mind Will Never Be Easy (a few times).

I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them has been added to 2 tune sets.

I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B|G>AG G<ge dBG|A>BA ABd e2g|
G>AG gfe dBG|A>Bc BAB E2:|
d|g>dg gag fed|efe efg a2b|gdg gag fed|
gfe dcB A2d|g>dg gag fed|efe efg a2g/a/|
bgb afa gfe|def gdB A2"_D. C."|]
X: 2
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | GAG Gge dBG | ABA ABd e2 g | GAG gfe dBG | ABc BAG E2 :|
|: d | gdg gag fed | edB gab a2 b | gab abg fed | efg dBG A2 :|
X: 3
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DE | GAG Gge dBG | ABA ABd e3 | GAB gfe dcB | ABA BAG E2 :|
|: d | gdg g/a/bg fed | edB (gab) a3 | bag g/a/bg fed |[1 e/f/ge dcA A2 :|
|: GGG Gge dBG | AAA ABc e3 | GAB ga/g/f/e/ dcB | ABA BAG E2 :|
X: 4
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2 A A2 f ecA | B2 B Bce f2 a | A2 A A2 f ecA | B2 B cBc F3 :|
|: a2 a aba gfe | c2 e efc efg | a2 a aba gfe | c2 f fg^e f3 :|
X: 5
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G | GAG Gge dBG | A2 G ABd e2 g | GAG Gge dBG | ABc BAG E2 :|
g | gdg gag fed | edB gab a2 f | gab abg fed | ege dBG A2 G |
GAG Gge dBG | A2 G ABd e2 g | GAG Gge dBG | ABc BAG E2 ||
X: 6
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3 Gge dBG|ABA ABd efg|G3 Gge dBG|ABc BAG E3:|
|:gdg gag fed|edB gab a2b|gab abg fed|efg dBG A3:|
X: 7
T: I'm The Boy For Bewitching Them
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D>ED D>dB AFD | E>FE EFA B2d | D>ED D>dB AFD | E>FG FEF B,3 :|
|:d>ed ded cBA | B>cB Bcd e2f | d>ed ded cBA | dcB AGF E3 :|

Nine comments

“I’m The Boy for Bewitching Them” ~ ripped off the Internet via O’Neill

B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903; page 217, tune #1151
B: "O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907/1986; page 85, tune #432
B: "O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody", tune #212

I find it sad and disrespectful that people can’t be bothered to comment or to credit their sources. But then, whoever contributed this just took it off the Internet anyway, another cut-and-paste job. Why? Do you actually play it or did you just not have anything better to do that day? Maybe, if you do play it, you’ll wander back here someday and give us your own personal take on it? ~ probably not… :-/

“I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them” ~ a bit of fun

X: 2
T: I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: G Major
|: F |\
G>AG G<ge dBG | A>BA A<Bd e2 g |
GAG gfe dB/A/G | A>Bc B^AB E2 :|
|: f |\
g>dg gag f2 d | e>fe ee/f/g a2 f |
[1 gdg gag fed | g>fe dd/c/B A2 :|
[2 bg/a/b afa gfe | d>ef g<dB A2 |]

“Come to the Bridal”

X: 1
T: Come to the Bridal
S: “James Aird’s Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs”, 1782-97
B: O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody”, 1922; tune #195
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: G Major
|: D | GAG Gge dBG | ABA ABd e2 g | GAG gfe dBG | ABc BAG E2 :|
|: d | gdg gag fed | edB gab a2 b | gab abg fed | efg dBG A2 :|

“Let Us Waa to the Wedding”

X: 2
T: Let Us Waa to the Wedding
S: O’Farrell’s – Pocket Companion, vol. II”, 1806, page 97
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: Slip Jig
K: G Major
|: DE | GAG Gge dBG | ABA ABd e3 | GAB gfe dcB | ABA BAG E2 :|
|: d | gdg g/a/bg fed | edB (gab) a3 | bag g/a/bg fed |[1 e/f/ge dcA A2 :|
[2 e/f/gf edB AGE ||
|: GGG Gge dBG | AAA ABc e3 | GAB ga/g/f/e/ dcB | ABA BAG E2 :|

“Come Fy, Lets a’ to the Bridal”

X: 3
T: Come Fy, Lets a’ to the Bridal
S: “Kerr’s Third Collection of Merry Melodies for the Violin”, 1870s; page 26, tune #232
L: 1/8
M: 9/8
R: slip jig
K: A Major
|: A2 A A2 f ecA | B2 B Bce f2 a | A2 A A2 f ecA | B2 B cBc F3 :|
|: a2 a aba gfe | c2 e efc efg | a2 a aba gfe | c2 f fg^e f3 :|

“The Jolly Pedler’s”

X: 4
T: Jolly Pedler’s, The
S: “Ryan’s Mammoth Collection”, 1883, page 105
S: = “Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes”, 1940, page 74
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: Slip Jig
K: G Major
|: G | GAG Gge dBG | A2 G ABd e2 g | GAG Gge dBG | ABc BAG E2 :|
g | gdg gag fed | edB gab a2 f | gab abg fed | ege dBG A2 G |
GAG Gge dBG | A2 G ABd e2 g | GAG Gge dBG | ABc BAG E2 ||

I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them, X:7

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This setting is in D maj but the first part ends on B, giving it a minor flavour, and the second part ends on E, giving a dorian flavour. Such variation in two lines of music!

Re: I’m The Boy For Bewitching Them

TheWanderer asked about this tune on another page. It’s a very old tune known in Scotland as "Come Let’s A’ To the Bridal" or "Fy Let Us A’ to the Wedding" or "The Blythsome Bridal’ published in 1733 (Orpheus Caledonius) and later in Aird’s Selection (1782) and Gow’s Complete Repository (c1799). The song version was published in the Scots Musical Museum in 1787.:

Come Fy, let us a’ to the wedding,
For there’ll be lilting there,
For Jock’ll be married to Maggie,
The lass wi’ the golden hair.

For some reason O’Neill included in his collections as “I’m The Boy for Bewitching Them” (although in Waifs and Strays (1922) he credits Aird and uses the title "Come to the Bridal".