Up Ya Boya jig

Also known as Up Ya Boye, Up Ya Boyo.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Up Ya Boya has been added to 5 tune sets.

Up Ya Boya has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Up Ya Boya
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
ded BdB|FBd f2g|aec AcA|FAc edc|
ded BdB|FBd f2e|f2g afe|1dBA B2c:|2dBA B2f||
|:bfd B2 B|FBd f2g|aec ABA|FAc edB|
bfd B2 B|FBd f2g|a2e afe|1dBA B2f:|2dBA B2c||
# Added by Mario .
X: 2
T: Up Ya Boya
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: cdc AcA | EAc e2f | gdB GBG | EGB dcB |
cdc AcA | EAc e2d | e2f ged |1 cAG A2B :|2 cAG A2e ||
|: aec A2A | EAc e2f | gdB GAG | EGB dcA |
aec A2A | EAc e2f | g2d ged |1 cAG A2e :|2 cAG A2B ||

Eight comments

One more from Arcady’s "After The Ball" album.

On the album, it’s played after another Jig, "The Boys of Tandragee" and preceding two Reels, Hennessey’s and Cathal McConnell’s.

Up Ya Boya!

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Lest I forget: I’m pretty sure that the transcription is not exactly true to the Arcady version.

Just another case of osmosis, I guess…

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I’ve heard this before at a session where I live, but only ever once. Nice tune, but not very common where I am…

True. This jig is not among the most common tunes. Never mind. Here it is anyway.

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Who Wrote It ?

This jig is reasonably weel-known in Brisbane, Quensland where I play.

What I’d like to know is who wrote it. Going by the rather silly name I’d say it’s a modern composition. Maybe Jackie Daly ?

Up Ya Boya, X:2

X1, transposed down to A dorion.

Re: Up Ya Boya

I suspect the title is some Irish slang… and probably naughty?

Re: Up Ya Boya

Not at all, merely a shout of encouragement.

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