The Blackberry Blossom reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Blackberry Blossom has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Blackberry Blossom has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Blackberry Blossom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ef|:gabg fgaf|egfe dBAG|EFGE DEGA|BG (3dcB A2 ef|
gabg fgaf|egfe dBAG|EFGE DEGA|1 BGAF G2ef:|2BGAF G2GA||
B2eB dBeB|B2eB dBGA |B2eB dBef|gabg aged|
B2eB dBeB|B2eB dBef|gage dBGA|1 BGAF G2GA:|2BGAF G2||
X: 2
T: The Blackberry Blossom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"G"GABG "D"FGAF|"C"EFGE "G"D4|"C"EFGE "G"D2GA|"Em"B2B2 "D"cBAB|
"G"GABG "D"FGAF|"C"EFGE "G"D4|"C"EFGE "G"D2GA|BG"D"AG- "G"G4:|
|:"Em"B2eB de3|edBA BAGE|B2eB de3|edBA "B7"B4|
"Em"(3Bde gb aged|"B7"(3^ABd (3ABd "Em"B=AGE|"G"DEBA "C"GDED|"G"BG"D"AG- "G"G4:|

Nine comments

The “other” Blackberry Blossom

This tune is probably calles something else, but I’ve never found another name than this. The tune does not really resemble any of the other blackberry blossoms so I thought I’d add it! This is how I remember it from friends of mine
Have fun!

Refrences below?

The references below are probably not for this particular black berry blossom.

I believe this tune is on Flook’s very first recording "Flook Live!" But, they don’t play it as a reel but as something else.

This is the Blackberry Blossom commonly played in bluegrass and old time circles. I’ve never heard it at an Irish session.

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ive heard it an an irish session, and jolly nice it was too.
this is pretty much how i remember it.
:-)
thanks for submitting it.

One of our fiddlers at our local sessions likes to play this tune irregularly. This fiddler is originally from Australia.
I have also heard this tune played at the monthly meetings of an old-time music group whom I play music with.

Blackberry Blossom

I have been wondering how long it would take someone to post this here. It only took eight years!

Norman Blake does a typically glittering rendition of Blackberry Blossom on his album of the same title. It’s not difficult to flatpick on the guitar in standard tuning but it took me a while (and a bit of experimentation with pick gauges) to get it up consistently up to speed. Bluegrass players tend to play this at dangerously high speeds. It’s follow the fiddle and….. go!

Arthur Smith

This "Blackberry Blossom" was composed by Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith (April 10, 1898 - February 28, 1971) of Tennessee.