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Billy Boy
Traditional
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C - - -
- - G7 -
- - C -
- G7 C -      (G7 repeat)
8-beat intro. and 2 lead-in notes on the word "Oh".
 Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Oh where have you been, Bil -ly Boy, Bil -ly Boy?
Oh where have you been, charm -ing Bil -ly?
I have been to seek a wife, She's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing and can -not leave her moth -er.
 
Did she ask you to come in, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Did she ask you to come in, charming Billy?
Yes, she asked me to come in, there's a dimple in her chin.
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
 
Can she make a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she make a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can make a cherry pie, quick as a cat can wink an eye,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
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Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "Billy Boy" on the plectrum banjo (472k mp3 file)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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