Annotation:Flower of Donnybrook

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X:1 T:Flower of Donnybrook M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 4, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G DD/E/ GG/A/|B/G/B/d/ c/B/A/G/|G/F/E/F/ D/E/F/G/|A/F/d/F/ EF/E/| DD/E/ GG/A/|B/G/B/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/c/B/A/ G/F/G/A/|1 BGG F/E/:|2 BGG e/f/|| |:g/f/g/a/ g/b/a/g/|f/e/f/g/ f/a/g/f/|e/d/e/f/ g/f/e/d/|Bee f/g/| d/B/G/B/ dc/B/|e/g/f/a/ g/f/g/e/|d/c/B/A/ G/F/G/A/|1 BGG e/f/:|2 BGGz||

FLOWER OF DONNYBROOK. AKA and see "Flowers of Edinburgh (1)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle) AA'BB'. The melody is almost universally known as "Flowers of Edinburgh" in modern times. It was listed under the 'Donnybrook' title as having been played for country dances in Orange County, New York, in the 1930's (Lettie Osborn, New York Folklore Quarterly).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), London, 1858; No. 4, p. 2. Robbins Music Corp. (The Robbins collection of 200 jigs, reels and country dances), New York, 1933; No. 152, p. 49 (the tune appears twice, as 'Donnybrook' and as "Peeler's Jacket").

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