Last Rose of Summer (The)

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X:1 T:Last Rose of Summer, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante Affetuoso" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2 (1858, No. 187, p. 84) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb E>F|G2e2 (c>B) |(BG3) (E>F)|G2 (AG) {G}(F>E)|[G,4G4] (E>F)| G2e2 {d}(c>B)|(BG3) (E>F)|G2 (AG) {G}F>E|[G,4E4]|| (B>G)|e2 (e>d) {d}c>B|(B2G2) (B>G)|e2 (e/d/c/=B/)|c2 {=Bcd}!fermata!e2 (E>F)| G2e2 {d}(c>B)|(BG3) (E>F)|G2 (AG) {G}(F>E)|[G,4E4]||

LAST ROSE OF SUMMER, THE. AKA and see "Groves of Blarney (The)." Irish, Air. F Major (Howe, O'Flannagan): E Flat Major (Haverty): G Major (Scanlon). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (O'Flannagan): AB (Haverty): AABA (Howe): ABBA (Scanlon). "'Tis the last rose of summer" is the title of a song by Thomas Moore [1], and appears in A Selection of Irish Melodies (No. 4, Book 5, 1813), to the older tune of "The Groves of Blarney." See also Pipe Major William Robb's melodically similar retreat march "When the Battle's O'er." The tune was played for dancing (probably as a waltz) by a 1912 dance band in Orchards, Washington, led by fiddler Arthur D. Streeter.

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 187, p. 84. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 114. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 30. Batt Scanlon (The Violin Made Easy and Attractive), 1923; p. 24.

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