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Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in

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BILLY BOY
BILLY BOY 2
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Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 14 Mar 00 - 10:36 AM
Jeri 14 Mar 00 - 01:46 PM
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Subject: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in dt
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 10:36 AM

Ok now where is it - must be somewhere! The tune for billy boy as in the DT is not the one commonly played in Newcastle- High Level Ranters et. al... does any one have it in either .mid or .abc?

Thanks in advance!

Conrad


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Subject: Tune Add: BILLY BOY
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 01:46 PM

Conrad, does it go anything like the following? Will happily do a midi and send it to you and the DT if this is right. I haven't heard the High Level Ranters sing it - got this one from Eliza Carthy's Red Rice...

T:BILLY BOY
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:120
K:EMin
B,EED EFG2|B,CD2 B,CD2|
E2ED EFG2|GABG FAGF|
E6 GA| B2 B2 A2 A2| EFED B,G,A,2
B,EEE D2 B,2| EE EFGEE2


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 02:12 PM

not it I will give it a try from the brain cells shortly....watch this space...

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 04:41 PM

My head is not working- cant seem to transcribe it and time is out... Perhaps someone knows it- I found a midi but the part has confused the midi txt progam perhaps someone can get it into .abc here is the midi: Billy Boy click it here!

Many thanks!! Conrad


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Subject: Tune Add: BILLY BOY
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 05:43 PM

Conrad

That other was the right notes, but the wrong time signature - here it is in 6/8. That's how my mother's known it since the '20s, and she's from Ryton

MIDI file: BLLYBOY4.MID

Timebase: 96

TimeSig: 6/8 24 8
Key: G
Tempo: 177 (338983 microsec/crotchet)
Name: BILLY BOY
Start
0000 1 71 120 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 72 120 0043 0 72 000 0005 1 74 120 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 74 090 0048 0 74 000 0000 1 72 090 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 71 090 0043 0 71 000 0005 1 69 120 0144 0 69 000 0000 1 71 090 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 69 090 0043 0 69 000 0005 1 67 120 0144 0 67 000 0000 1 69 090 0096 0 69 000 0000 1 66 090 0043 0 66 000 0005 1 67 120 0144 0 67 000 0000 1 71 090 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 72 090 0043 0 72 000 0005 1 74 120 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 74 090 0048 0 74 000 0000 1 73 090 0096 0 73 000 0000 1 74 090 0043 0 74 000 0005 1 76 120 0096 0 76 000 0000 1 74 090 0048 0 74 000 0000 1 73 090 0096 0 73 000 0000 1 74 090 0043 0 74 000 0005 1 69 120 0288 0 69 000 0144 1 74 120 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 74 120 0043 0 74 000 0005 1 76 120 0096 0 76 000 0000 1 74 090 0048 0 74 000 0000 1 76 090 0096 0 76 000 0000 1 78 090 0043 0 78 000 0005 1 79 120 0144 0 79 000 0000 1 78 090 0096 0 78 000 0000 1 76 090 0043 0 76 000 0005 1 74 120 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 71 120 0043 0 71 000 0005 1 72 120 0048 0 72 000 0000 1 71 090 0048 0 71 000 0000 1 69 090 0043 0 69 000 0005 1 67 120 0096 0 67 000 0000 1 66 090 0048 0 66 000 0000 1 64 090 0096 0 64 000 0000 1 62 090 0043 0 62 000 0005 1 67 120 0096 0 67 000 0000 1 67 120 0043 0 67 000 0005 1 71 120 0048 0 71 000 0000 1 69 090 0048 0 69 000 0000 1 67 090 0043 0 67 000 0005 1 71 120 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 72 090 0048 0 72 000 0000 1 74 090 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 76 090 0043 0 76 000 0005 1 71 120 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 67 090 0048 0 67 000 0000 1 69 090 0096 0 69 000 0000 1 66 090 0043 0 66 000 0005 1 67 120 0144 0 67 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Billy Boy
M:6/8
Q:1/4=177
K:G
B2cd2d|c2BA3|B2AG3|A2FG3|B2cd2d|^c2de2d|^c2dA3|
-A6|d6|-d2de2d|e2fg3|f2ed2B|cBAG2F|E2DG2G|
BAGB2c|d2eB2G|A2FG3||

Wassail! V


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Subject: Tune Add: BILLY BOY
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 05:52 PM

Conrad, I transcribed it from the MIDI you linked to. Hope you don't mind I also transcribed it D.

T:BILLY BOY
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:240
K:D
FG|AA GF|E2 FE|D6 FG|
A A/2A/2 AA |BA AF|E4|
E2 AA| BBBc|d2 cB|
AF GE|DC B,A,|DD F/2E/2 D|AA Bd|FD EC|
D2 FG|AA GF|E2 FE|D2 ED|D2 FG|
A A/2A/2 AA| BA AF|E4|E2 AA|BB Bc|d2 cB|
AF GE|DC B,A,|DD F/2E/2 D|AA Bd|FD EC|D2|


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 07:22 PM

Thanks! Out of many one! It was a long battle. Conrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 May 04 - 05:41 AM

The version I learned as a child doesn't appear in the DT either, the one where the chorus goes:

'With me Nancy tickle me fancy,
Oh me charming Billy Boy'

Anyone have verses for this version, please?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 09:06 AM

Anyone?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: curmudgeon
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 09:18 AM

It's in The Shanty Book - Part I by Richard R. Terry, now available, in reprint, as "The Way of the Ship" - Tom


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Billy Boy Newcastle Version not in
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 09:50 PM

MrHappy, here's a couple chantey-style versions:

major key Billy Boy

minor key Billy Boy


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