T: Boston Boys
CE ~E2 GAGE|Dddc ~d2 cA|GcEc GAca|gedg ec ~c2|
~C2 CE GAGE|Dddc dcAc|GcEc GAca|gedg eccB||
~c2(ec) gcec|cdea gede|~c2 ec gcec|GAcg eccB|
~c2ec gcec|cdea gedg|cdcA GAca|gedg ec~c2||
Also known as The Boston Boys.
There is 1 recording of this tune.
Boston Boys has been added to 24 tunebooks.
More or less as played by Mick Moloney on one of his earlier LPs. If anyone wants the details of the LP let me know. It also appears in Bulmer & Sharpley Vol 4 P12 No 35.
The other setting that concertinaplayer points to is actually in D. It’s mislabeled in the abc file.
Paddy Cronin once played this to me in a deserted bar, and his way of it makes a better tune, to my ear.
In the first part, bars 1 &5 opened CECE (none of your long C), and bar 8 ended ‘ge’ to lead into the 2nd part bars 1/2 &5/6:
~g2ec gcec gcea….etcetera. Otherwise, he played it largely as noted here.