Jesse the Flower of Dunblane

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 Theme code Index    3212 5L3L12
 Also known as    Flower of Dunblaine, Jessie the Flower of Dunbland, Jessy the Flower of Dunblane, Lovely Sweet Jessie the Flower of Dunblaine
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    ABC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:G.H. Davidson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Davidson's Gems of Scottish Gems
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 29
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Jessie the Flower of Dumblane M:6/8 L:1/16 B:Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody (n.d., p. 29) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion R:Air Q:"Moderato" K:C cd|e3fe2 dg3e2|c3Bc2 dB3 cA|G3AF2 E2G2c2|c3de2 e2d2 cd| e3fe2 dg3f2|c3Bc2 dB3 cA|G3AF2 E2G2c2|d2A2B2 c4|| e2|e2c2d2 ea3g2|e2c3d e2c2d2|d2B2c2 d2g2e2|dB3 AG G4G2| c2e2d2 ec3d2|e2g2e2 fd3e2|f3ga2 ge3c2|d2A2B2 c4||

X:64 C:Page 33 T:Sweet Jessie the Flower of Dunblane. MBe.64 A:England;Cumbria;Towcett B:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815 Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=60 R: N:The title is not easy to interpret, and someone has written over the title in a different hand, "Jessie" N:Yes the B part is 13 bars long! The tune was written by R A Smith before 1816, to fit words by the Scots N:poet Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) written in 1808, and I suspect bars 9 - 13 in the B music were intended N:as a 'fill' between verses. As normally sung, there are no repeats. N:The song was widely sold on penny sheets, and can also be found in The Union Imperial Songbook, printed N:in Edinburgh in 1815. N:NB-These 'd' notes were written as crotchet's. I have made them dotted. K:D d/e/|f>gf e>af|d>cd e/c>dB/|A>BG F>Ad|d>ef e2 d/e/| f>gf e>af|d>cd e/c>dB/|A>BG F>Ad|e>Bc d2:| |:f|f>de f>ba|f>de f>de|e>cd e>af|e>cB A2 A/d/| d>fe f>de|f>af g>ef|g>ab a>fd|e>Bc "^NB"d3| "^NB"d3 c>dB|"Qu's in MS"ABG F2 A/d/|f>af g>ef|g>ab a>fd|e>Bc d3:|

X:1 T:Lovely Sweet Jessie the Flower of Dunblain M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Patrick McGahon music manuscript collection (1817, No. 97) N:McGahon was a scribe of Irish language literature who lived in N:Dungooley, County Louth, on the Armagh border. He was a N:teacher with The Irish Society in the early 19th century, but little N:else is known about him. A few tunes in the ms. are written in other N:hands. B:Pádraigín Ní UIallacháin – “A Hidden Ulster” (2003, p. 464) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D de|f>gf f<af|d>cd e<cdB|A>BG F>Ad|d>ef {f}e2 (d/e/)|f>gf e<af| d>cd e<cB/G/|A>BG F<Ad|e>Bc d2f|(f<d)e (f<b)a|fde (f<d)e| e>cd (e<af)|e<cB !fermata!A2 (A/>d/)|d>fe (f<d)e|(f>a)f g>ef|g>ab a<fd| e>Bc !fermata!d2 d/B/|ABA FA (d/e/)|f>af g<ef|g>ab a>fd|eBc d2||

X:1 T:Jesse the Flower of Dumblane M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:William Mackie manuscript collection (Aberdeen, early 19th century, p. 32) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d/e/|f>gf ea>f|d>cd (ec)d/B/|A>BG FAd|d>ef (f<e) d/e/| f>gf e>af|d>cd e<c d/B/|ABG FAd|eBc d2|| (d/e/)|fde f<ba|fde f<df|ecd e<af|e<c (d/B/) A z d/e/| dfe f<d d/e/|faf g<ef|g>ab a<fd|eBc d f/e/c/d/B/| ABG F<A d/e/|faf g<ef|g>ab a<fd|eBc d2||

X:1 T:Jessie the Flower of Dumblane M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 151) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d/e/|f>gf e<af|d>cd e<c^d/B/|ABG F>Ad|d>ef e2 d/e/| fgf e>af|dcd e<cd/B/|F>AG FAd/f/|e>Bc d2|| f|f>de f>ba|fde f>de|ecd eaf|e>cB A2 A/d/| d>fe f<de|faf gef|gab afd|e<Bc d2 d/{ce/d/c/d/}B/| ABG F/A/ de|faf gef|g>ab afd|eBc d2||

X:1 T:Jessy the flower of Drumblane M:6/8 L:1/8 B:John Moore music manuscript (Shropshire c. 1837-40, Book 2, p. 89) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (d/e/)|f>gf e>af|d>cd e>cd/B/|A>BA FAd|def {g}e2 d/e/| f>gf e>af|d>cd e>cd/B/|A>BA F<Ad|e>Bc d2|| f|f>de fba|fde fde|e>cd e<bf|e<cB {B}A2 A/c/| d>fe f<de|f>af g<ef|g>ab a<fd|e>Bc d2 d/B/| A>BA F<A (d/e/)|f>af ge>f|f>ab a<fd|e>Bc d2||

X:1 T:Jesse the Flower of Dunblane M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Wood's Songs of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1848 Z:Paul Kinder R:Air Q:"Andante con moto" K:G G/2A/2|B>cB A>dB|G>FG A<F G/2E/2|D>EC B,<DG|| GAB A2 G/2A/2|B>cB A<dB|GFG A<F G/2E/2|D>EC B,<DG|AE>F G2|| B|B>GA B<ed|BGA B<GB|A<FG A<dB|AF>E D2 D| G>BA BG>A|BdB cA>B|c>de dB>G|A>EF G2 G/2E/2| D>EC B,<D G/2A/2|BdB c<AB|c>de d<BG|AE>F G2||

X:1 T:Jessie the Flower of Dumblane M:6/8 L:1/16 C:R.A. Smith Q:"Not too fast—with feeling" B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1854, p. 98) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C (cd)|e3fe2 dg3e2|c3Bc2 (dB3) cA|G3AF2 E2G2c2|c3de2 (e2d2) cd| e3fe2 dg3e2|c3Bc2 dB3 cA|G3AF2 E2G2c2|d2A2B2 c4|| e2|e2c2d2 ea3g2|e2c3d e2c2d2|d2B2c2 d2g2e2|dB3 {B}A/3G/ G4G2| c2e2d2 ec3d2|e2g2e2 fd3e2|f3ga2 ge3c2|d2A2B2 c4||

X: 34 T: Jesse O: No 34 Pages 14-15 William Clarke of Feltwell MS 1858 N:Song tune : Jesse the Flower of Dunblane N:Used for Elwina of Waterloo, collected by CJSharp- see recording by M Humphreys & Anahata Fenlandia WGS CD 340 - 2009 Z: transcribed by Lyn Law M: 6/8 L: 1/8 K: C c/d/ | e>fe d<ge | c>Bc d<Bc/A/ | GAF EGc | cde !fermata!(ed) c/d/ | e>fe d<ge | c>Bc d<Bc/A/ | GAF EGc |dAB c2 :| |:e | ecd ea>g | ecd ecd | dBc dge | dBA G2AB | ced ecd | ege f!fermata!d e | f>ga g<ec | dAB c2 ||

X:1 T:Jessie, the Flower of Dunblane M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:Philip Carolan music manuscript collection N:Philip Carolan (c. 1839-1910, Crossmolina, County Mayo), a musically literate N:farmer and fiddler who compiled his ms. probably during 1863-1873. S:Angela Buckley, thesis, “A Critical Edition of the Irish Music Manuscripts of S:Philip Carolan c. 1839-1910, vol. 2”, Waterford Institute of Technology, S:2007, p. 64. Carolan ms. 1, No. 186. K:G (d/e/)|(f>g)f (e>a)f|(d>^c)d (e<c)(d/B/)|A>BG (F>A)d|(d>e)f {f}e2 (d/e/)| (f>g)f (e>a)f|(d>^c)d (e<c)(d/B/)|(A>BG) (F>A)d|{f}e>B^c d2:| |:f|(f>d)e (f>b)a|fde f<de|[M:C]d2a2 f>g ad|[M:6/8](^c>B c>d) e2A2|d2 (a>g) f>g fe| d2 a>b a2A2|d2a2 (bagf)|(gfed) ^c>d e>A|((B>^c d>B) edc)B |A2 d>e d3:|