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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:32 pm 
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A tune I've always liked. I've always been curious about the title, though; could someone tell me more about what "band boy" means, here? O'Neill transcribed it, at least, so I'm pretty sure the likes of Menudo isn't what's meant.

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An odd title, which Fiddler's Companion doesn't shed much light on: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/MY_MZ.htm

The B part is basically Geese in the Bog.

Maybe someone missed the punctuation: "My Love is a Band, Boy". Aka "The Groupie's Lament".

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Nah. It's a misprint. He meant one of these fellas:


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Banda sinaloense! Ayyyyy!

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MTGuru wrote:
An odd title, which Fiddler's Companion doesn't shed much light on: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/MY_MZ.htm

Despite some spelling issues, the Irish name offered - "Is Buacaill Ceol Mo Gradsa" - says "music boy". But maybe that's idiomatic for "band member"?

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The B part is basically Geese in the Bog.

Why, so it is!

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Maybe someone missed the punctuation: "My Love is a Band, Boy". Aka "The Groupie's Lament".

I find O'Neill's remark that it should be played "playfully" to be rather odd, because the melody strikes me as wistful and a bit sad, and that suggests to me that the young lady has learned all too well that giving your heart to a working musician is not the best of ideas for a stable life. Groupie's lament, indeed.

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BTW, are there words to this thing?

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the likes of Menudo isn't what's meant.

Menudo? One Direction, you mean. Get with the times.

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Don't know of any words to it, but I haven't really searched yet.

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MTGuru wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
the likes of Menudo isn't what's meant.

Menudo? One Direction, you mean. Get with the times.

Don't know if that's even possible any more. I asked a young fellow recently if he knew who Angela Lansbury was. That was an exercise in futility.

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Nanohedron wrote:
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the likes of Menudo isn't what's meant.

Menudo? One Direction, you mean. Get with the times.

Don't know if that's even possible any more. I asked a young fellow recently if he knew who Angela Lansbury was. That was an exercise in futility.

Hmmm ... she's still very popular with the kids over here. For Murder She Wrote, of course, not for anything else. They've never heard of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. :shock:

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Excuses first:

I don't know the tune
This was one take only
And no, I still only have totally crappy equipment (sorry Mr Guru Sir :oops: )

Still, the tune's caught my fancy now, so here goes:

https://app.box.com/s/pgce3eenv8mwscrs2ef4

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There you have it. :)

The version I have is just a touch different in some minor details, informed by Mickie and Elizabeth Zekley's arrangement from the recording Fiona's Folly. It was one of the first airs I ever learned. Zekley lingers on it a bit too somnolently for my taste, though, so I ramp it up a tad, but still keep to unmetered phrasing while playing it definitely slower than Ben did here. I try to evoke the wistfulness I mentioned earlier. :)

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benhall.1 wrote:
Still, the tune's caught my fancy now, so here goes:

What, no tubas?

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MTGuru wrote:
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Still, the tune's caught my fancy now, so here goes:

What, no tubas?

I think that would be brilliant, actually. In an evil way. :twisted:

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Interesting. I've always played it as a rather quick waltz. Not my idea of an air. But then I didn't notice the Geese in the Bog connection either so...


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Is the disco/dance mix version renamed My Love is a Club Kid?

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