The Three Flowers barndance

Also known as The Three Flowers March.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Three Flowers has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Three Flowers
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FG |A2 A2 F2 d2 | c2 c2 E3 F | G2 E2 D2 C2 | D6 FG |
A2 A2 B2 cd | e2 e2 f3 e | d2 B2 AB cA | d2 d>d d2 FG |
A2 A2 B2 cd | e2 e2 f3 e | d2 B2 AB cA | d2 d>d d2 FG |
A2 A2 F2 d2 | c2 c2 E3 F | G2 E2 D2 C2 | D6 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Three Flowers
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 d2 B2 g2 | f2 f2 A3 B | c2 A2 G2 F2 | G6 Bc |
d2 d2 e2 fg | a2 a2 b3 a | g2 e2 de fd | g6 Bc |
d2 d2 e2 fg | a2 a2 b3 a | g2 e2 de fd | g6 Bc ||
d2 d2 B2 g2 | f2 f2 A3 B | c2 A2 G2 F2 | G6 :|
d2 ^cd Bc/B/ ge | f2 ef A3 B | c2 A/B/A G3 F | G>A BA G2 G/A/B/c/ |
de/d/ ^cd e2 e/f/g | a2 ^ga b2 ba | g2 g>e d2 d/e/f | g3 f g2 A/B/c |
d2 B/c/d e2 g/f/e | ab/a/ ^ga b3 a | g3 e d2 f/e/d | g2 g>f g2 Bc |
d2 d2 Bc/B/ g>e | f2 ^ef A3 B | c3 A G2 A/G/F | G6 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Three Flowers
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bc |d2 ^cd B2 ge | f2 f2 A2 AB | c2 A2 G2 F2 | G>A BA G2 A/B/c |
d2 d2 e2 e/f/g | ab/a/ ga b2 ba | g2 e2 d>e fd | g6 Bc |
d2 B/c/d e2 g/f/e | a2 ga b3 a | g2 e2 d2 f/e/d | g2 g>f g2 G/A/B/c/ |
d2 d2 Bc/B/ g>e | f2 ef A3 B | c3 A G2 F2 | G6 :|
ABC

Five comments

“The Three Flowers March” ~ courtesy of the McCusker Brothers

This is another transcription taken from the playing of the McCusker Brothers, and with thanks for a friend’s generosity in providing us with digital versions of LPs, ours, we currently haven’t access to ~ dear Ted McGraw, bless him:

http://www.tedmcgraw.com/

However, you could do just that, bless him, if you have any of the following he’d love to get hold of and digitize. These are just some, with his wide interest in early Irish recordings, old 78s, etc…:

http://www.tedmcgraw.com/Wants.html

The first take on this march, in D, is from the McCuskers, the move to G is me having a bit of fun taking a few liberties…

I would have also transcribed the Gallowglass Ceili Band’s take on this, but we haven’t currently got access to that recording… Here’ s hoping someone out there does and will… ;-)

Surprised this is not here already - common ‘beginner’s’ whistle tune in SE Ireland - like Roddy McCorley etc. - played as a march. All the little kids do be playing it!

D & G & A Major

I was surprised too… ;-) I won’t be if someone suddenly flags up ‘duplication’, but I did a search in three keys and with several possibilities. I guess, for the sake of others, I’d probably better also add a simple take on it in G, as a balance to my bit of fun in the transcription…

As always happens with ‘beginner’ tunes, the sometimes never get past that, consequently the real fun that is there is seldom enjoyed. Marches are a kick, good fun to play and good fun to dance to…and while good for the developing musician, their ability to inform and excite are not limited to ‘beginning’, in my opinion…

“The Three Flowers March”

X: 3
T: Three Flowers, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Gmaj
|: Bc |\
d2 d2 B2 g2 | f2 f2 A3 B | c2 A2 G2 F2 | G6 Bc |
d2 d2 e2 fg | a2 a2 b3 a | g2 e2 de fd | g6 Bc |
d2 d2 e2 fg | a2 a2 b3 a | g2 e2 de fd | g6 Bc ||
d2 d2 B2 g2 | f2 f2 A3 B | c2 A2 G2 F2 | G6 :|
|: G/A/B/c/ |\
d2 ^cd Bc/B/ ge | f2 ef A3 B | c2 A/B/A G3 F | G>A BA G2 G/A/B/c/ |
de/d/ ^cd e2 e/f/g | a2 ^ga b2 ba | g2 g>e d2 d/e/f | g3 f g2 A/B/c |
d2 B/c/d e2 g/f/e | ab/a/ ^ga b3 a | g3 e d2 f/e/d | g2 g>f g2 Bc |
d2 d2 Bc/B/ g>e | f2 ^ef A3 B | c3 A G2 A/G/F | G6 :|