Annotation:On a bank of flowers

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X:1 T:On a bank of flowers M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 257 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DE | F2A2A2 Bc | d2A2A2f2 | (e2d2) fedc | d6 (DE) | F2A2A2 (Bc) | D2A2A2f2 | (ge)(cA) f2e2 | d6 || (fg) | .a2 .g2 fgaf | .g2 .c2.c2 (de) | (=.f2.d2) (.d.e.^.f.g) | a2A2A2 (FG) | (A^GAB) (A=GFG) | (A^GAB) A2f2 | e2d2 fedc | d3 ||

ON A BANK OF FLOWERS (Air bruac na blata). English, Scottish, Irish; Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. James O'Neill obtained some of his tunes, particularly the airs, from his musician father, and perhaps this is one. It would be interesting to know, for there are version of the same tune was included in the 1747 music manuscript of musician Humphrey Senhouse of Cumberland, albeit set in a minor key, a in Scottish fiddler and writing master David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741), in the Dorian mode.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 257, p. 45. David Young (A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations, AKA - The McFarlane Manuscript), c. 1741; No. 245, p. 286.

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