Variations on Billy Boy (My boy Billy) for 2 violas



Instrumental arrangement of an Appalachian folksong:
The tune is bounced around between the instruments at various octaves and the modes, keys and tempi change around for variety.

Oh where have you been, Billy boy, Billy boy
Oh where have you been, charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife
For the comfort of my life
She’s a young girl and cannot leave her mammy …