Sheet Music: All I Want is a Decent Boy

TitleAll I Want is a Decent Boy
Alternate titlesThe Young Man's Dream
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-08-03
Last updated2020-08-03
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Celtic Music, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 3 August 2020

Tune of the Day: All I Want is a Decent Boy

Traditional Irish air

This air is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill had the tune from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (published between 1804 and 1811), and remarked:

The name of a ballad sung to this air has been substituted for “The Young Man's Dream” an obviously wrong title — as printed in O'Farrell's work.