The Flowers Of Brooklyn reel

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Palm Tree (a few times).

The Flowers Of Brooklyn appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Flowers Of Brooklyn has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Flowers Of Brooklyn has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Flowers Of Brooklyn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2AB GEED|cAAG FAdc|Bg~g2 edcB|AF~F2 dBBA|
B2AB GEED|cAAG FAdc|Bg~g2 ecAF|GBAF ~G3B:|
|:dg~g2 agfg|ea~a2 c'a~a2|~g3e dGBd|cAAG FAdc|
[1 d~g3 agfg|e~a3 c'~a3|gbag fdcA|GBAF ~G3B:|
[2 B2AB GEED|cAAG FAdc|Bg~g2 ecAF|GBAF ~G3A||
2
X: 2
T: The Flowers Of Brooklyn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 AB GEE2 | cAAG FAdc | Bgg2 edcB | AFF2 dBcA |
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 |]
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

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.

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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.

Better Version

X: 1
T: Flowers Of Brooklyn, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: B2 AB GEE2 | cAAG FAdc | Bgg2 edcB | AFF2 dBcA |
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 |]

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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".

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