Down among the Banks of Roses

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X:1 T:Down among the banks of roses M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1853, p. 166) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|(A>B)c>d e2 ee|(B>c)d>e f3e|a2 ga f2 e>c|A2 B>B c3e| a2 ga f2 (e>a)|(ec)BA B2 (A>B)|e3e fefc|B4 A2z||



DOWN AMONG THE BANKS OF ROSES. Scottish, Air (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Boston publisher Elias Howe included the melody in his section of Scottish tunes. Indeed, it is an adaptation of the first strain of the reel "Blue Bonnets over the Border (2)" AKA "Scots Bonnet."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867), p. 156. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1853; p. 166.

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