The Flowers Of Brooklyn
Nice tune,one of my favourites.Can be played in quite a flowing style.Occassionally played in session.
Let’s not forget to give credit to the composers.
Accordian player Billy McComiskey composed this tune.
Liscannor — at Joseph Mchugh’s Pub
I’ve known Billy McComisky for about twenty years. We have the same home town. I finally learned this tune a couple of weeks ago. I’d always loved it but thought it very difficult. When I finally learned it, it turned out to be lovely and easy. I’d never even heard it in a session. A week or so ago Frankie McEnnis, a banjo player living in Liscannor, asked me if by any chance I knew Flowers of Brooklyn. I turned to him in amazement and told him I in fact did know it, having just learned it. He pulled a whistle from his inside jacket pocket and we played it with each other. It was the first time either of us had played the tune with somebody else.
This tune got re-entered as https://thesession.org/tunes/4974
T: Flowers Of Brooklyn, The
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B2 AB GEE2 | cAAG FAdc | Bgg2 ecAF | AGFA G2 dc :|
|:dgg2 agfg | eaa2 baa2 | g3e dGBd | cAAG FAdc |
dgg2 agfg | eaa2 b2 z a | gbag fdBd | cAFA GABc |
dgg2 agfg | eaa2 baa2 | g3e dGBd | cAAG FAdc |
B2 AB GEE2 | cAAG FAdc | Bgg2 ecAF | AGFA G2 dc |]
Re: The Flowers Of Brooklyn
From Billy McComiskey’s sleeve notes :
"I wrote "The Flowers Of Brooklyn" for my sister Ann, the day she moved to Ireland to marry a Carlow man, Gerard Byrne. Pat Murray, a Brooklyn box player thought of the name. It’s in E flat".