Peach Blossoms (The)
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Morrison recorded the tune in a medley with "Curlew Hills (The)" (AKA - "Glenbeigh Hornpipe"), a pairing much imitated on recordings and in sessions.
The group Boys of the Lough recorded the melody as "Donegal Barn Dance" on a 1987 album.
Researcher Conor Ward finds "Peach Blossoms" is based on a late 19th century light classical piece called "Flowers of Love Schottische (The)," probably composed by Edwin Boggetti (c.1861-1922).