Flowers of Michigan
X:1 T:Flowers of Michigan M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Allegro" B:Saunders – New and Complete Instructor for the Violin (Boston, 1847, No. 81, p. 79) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E|A>A A/B/c/d/|e/g/d/g/ (e/d/).d|G>G (A/G/)(B/G/)|(A/G/)(B/G/) (A/G/).E| A>B A/G/A/B/|c/B/c/d/ e/d/e/^f/|g/^f/g/a/ g/e/d/e/|(c/A/).G/.E/ A:| |:A|Aa a(b/a/)|g/^f/e/f/ gg|G(B/d/) g/^f/e/d/|e/d/e/^f/ gd| ea a(b/a/)|g/^f/e/f/ gd|e/g/^f/a/ g/e/d/e/|(c/A/).G/.E/ A:|]
FLOWERS OF MICHIGAN. AKA and see "Down the Broom," "Jim Moore's Fancy." American, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. An identical, note for note, copy of the tune was entered into the music manuscript copybook of musician M.E. Eames, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859 (p. 51). Unfortunately, nothing is known of the fiddler, although he entered several of the tunes from Saunders' popular violin tutor in his manuscript. The melody is a version of the Irish reel "Down the Broom."