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X:1 % T:Rose Bush M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (c. 1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D | GAB AGE | ceg dBG | GAB AGE | FDD DEF | GAB AGE | ceg dBG | cAc BGB | AEF G2 :| |: B | d^ce def | gfe dBG | {a}gfg eag | fdd def | gbg faf | ege def | gdB AGA | BGG G2 :||



ROSE BUSH. AKA and see "Merry Christmas (1) (A)." Irish (?), Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Francis O'Neill printed a version of the tune as "A Merry Christmas" in his Music of Ireland (1903, No. 841) and Dance Music of Ireland (1907, No. 103), credited to Sergeant James O'Neill. It seems likely Sgt. O'Neill adapted it from Ryan's Mammoth Collection. The first strains of both tunes are identical, although the second strains differ somewhat.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 66. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 97.

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