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.