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X:1 T:Flowers from Heaven N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo., though N:originally from Greene County, Mo., Ozarks region). M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz Q:"Slow" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/flowers-heaven D:Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith - "Simple Pleasures" (1984) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb D3 E FF|d4dc|(B2[D2B2])[F2d2]|[E4c4](3BcB|G4G2| F3 G Ac|a4 g2|1f3 a gf|d6:|2f3d GA|B6Bc|B4|| |:(3Bcd|f3 f ef|((3g/f/g/f- f2)b2|+slide+d6|e3c AF| d3 (c A)c|B4-Bc|B4(3Bcd|f3 f ef|g2f2b2| +slide+d4.d2|e3 c AF|d4 (c A)c|B4 Bd|B6||



FLOWERS FROM HEAVEN. American, Waltz. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune was a favorite contest tune played by central Missouri “Little Dixie” style fiddler Pete McMahon (1919-2000, Columbia, Boone County). McMahon learned learned the tune from Charlie Cook, whom he called "One of the best waltz fiddlers I ever heard"[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 254.

Recorded sources: -MSOTOFA 204A, "A Session with Pete McMahon & Charlie Walden" (2015, from 1989 session recording). Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith - "Simple Pleasures" (1984). RSS MLP-38, Pete McMahon - "Missouri Fiddlin' No. 2" (198?). Voyager CD 366, "Pete McMahon: 50 Old-Time Fiddling Gems" (Originally released on MLP 534, Pete McMahon - "Missouri Fiddlin'", 1972).

See also listing at:
Hear Art Galbraith's 1984 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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  1. Liner notes to Voyager CD 366, "Pete McMahon: 50 Old-Time Fiddling Gems".