The Boy In The Boat reel

Also known as An Buachaill Sa Mbád, The Little Boy In The Boat.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Boy In The Gap (a few times) and Toss The Feathers (a few times).

The Boy In The Boat has been added to 12 tune sets.

The Boy In The Boat has been added to 228 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Boy In The Boat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2AF DFAF | GFEF G2FG | AD (3FED AD (3FED | AFGE DEFG |
A2AF DFAF | GFEF G2FG | ~A3d ~B3d |1 cAGE DEFG :|2 cAGE EDD2 ||
|:(3Bcd ed cAAB | cAdB cA~A2 | (3Bcd ed cAAB | cAGE EDD2 |
(3Bcd ed cAAB | cAdB cAAe | ~f3d ~e3d |1 cAGE EDD2 :|2 cAGE DEFG ||
X: 2
T: The Boy In The Boat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A3F DFAF | GFEF G2FG | AD D2 AD D2 | AFGE DEFG |
A3F DFAF | GFEF G2FG | A3d B3d |1 cAGE DEFG :|2 cAGE EDD2 ||
|:(3Bcd ed cAAB | cAdB cA A2 | (3Bcd ed cAAB | cAGE EDD2 |
(3Bcd ed cAAB | cAdB cAAe | f3d e3d |1 cAGE EDD2 :|2 cAGE DEFG ||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

This tune apears on Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts’ ‘Tin Whistles’ album, after The Connaught Heifers (if my memory serves me correctly). I have just written this out from memory, having been filtered through my ears and fingers, so it probably differs somewhat from the recording which I learnt it from (I’ve never heard anyone else play it).

AS a variation on the 1st part, bar 7 can be played:

| AFAd BGBd |.

In the 2nd part, bar 16 can be played:

| ~f3d efed | or | fAdf efed | .

This is almost exactly how I play the tune. Learned from a local banjo player, who, for all we know, got it from somebody who got it from the same recording…

Anatomical euphemism

Can anyone guess which aspect of the female anatomy is euphemistically referred to as the boy in the boat?

Which aspect of the female anatomy…

A goiter?

Uvula?

"Can anyone guess which aspect of the female anatomy is euphemistically referred to as the boy in the boat?"

I always heard it described as "the old man in the canoe".

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Which aspect of the female anatomy…

You’re all wrong. It’s O’Farrell’s Welcome to Limerick.