tunes with flower names

tunes with flower names

For starters, Primrose Lasses, Buttercups and Daisies, My love is like a red, red rose.

Have seen buttercups, daisies, roses in this month of July. More suggestions?

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The Yellow Wattle is a perennial favorite of mine. (See what I did there?)

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Bluebells are Blooming, Rose in the Heather

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Primrose Polka
Primrose Hornpipe
Bluebell Polka
The Rose
The Rose Tree
The Orange in Bloom
The Blue Gentiane Waltz

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"Yellow Wattle" - isn’t a wattle that red hanging bit under a cock’s chin? (tried recently to copy picture of a cock, result was v odd).

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Wattle is also an Australian flower.

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The Primrose Road
Rosemary Lane
The Blackberry Blossom
The Antrim Rose
The Daisy Field
The Garden of Daisies
The Heather Breeze
The Heathery Cruach
The Hawthorn
The Hawthorn Hedge
The Poppy Leaf
The Honeysuckle
Na Ceannabháin Bhána
Lilies in the Field

and, last but not least…

The Orchid on the Mountain

I’ll vetch my coat…

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Lots of generic flowery titles:
The Flowers of Spring
The Flowers of Milltown
The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Blooming Meadows

…and if we’re including songs,
Dobbin’s Flowery Vale
The Flower of Sweet Strabane
The Flower of Magherally-o
The Flower of (insert place name here).

I wonder whether The Flags of Dublin refers to wild irises growing alongside the city’s various rivers and canals…

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Of course, you’ll know that The Flowers of Edinburgh has nothing to do with flowers - Gardy-loo! (Gardez l’eau! But it wasn’t exactly pure eau!)

The Rose of St Magnus (which is actually about a window in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall)
The Floo’ers o’ the Forest (which is about those who lost their lives at the Battle of Flodden)

Any more where flowers are purely symbolic as above?

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Surprised nobody’s mentioned The Last Rose of Summer

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@airport: It never occurred to me what ‘Whinny’ meant, but yes, that fits.

Borderer: "Surprised nobody’s mentioned The Last Rose of Summer"

We were leaving that one till last.

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@CreadurMawnOrganig I thought Leitrim was overrun with wild horses until Antón MacGabhann straightened me out!

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More roses (all songs):

Bright Blue Rose
A Rosebud by my Early Walk
Till the White Rose Blooms Again
Roses of Prince Charlie

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Banks of the Bann
Banks of Moy
Blackwater Side
Ferry ‘cross the Mersey
Flow Sweet Thames

All the best
Brian x

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@briantheflute: Any tunes named after the Dodder? That could be a dual purpose one.

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Hi CMO

I like that. I don’t think that there is a tune specifically named after the Dodder, but there is Donnybrook Fair, which is worthy of mention as Donnybrook stands on the Dodder. It’s a lovely bit of Nature in a big city, lots of trout, birds, trees and a nice accessible walk
Of course, there is The Flower of Donnybrook, a reel, which would suit my use of Flower as River (I do lots of crosswords)
Also, as it flows into the Liffey, there are quite a few tunes there too.

As regards the plant I know that it’s parasitic and has a liking for flax, so there could be another link there,
The Flax in Bloom 🙂

All the best
Brian x

Did anyone mention The Strawberry Blossom? That’s a lovely reel, one of my favourite tunes.
Bx

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"I do lots of crosswords"

Yes, I got the clue. I just decided to respond with a slightly cryptic answer. 😉