The Bush In Bloom reel

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A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Old Road To Garry (a few times).

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Bush In Bloom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2BG AGEF|G2(3Bcd efge|d2BG AGEG|eaag efge|
dcBG AGEF|G2(3Bcd efge|d2BG AGEF|1GBAF G2Bc:|2GBAF ~G3z||
|g2eg dgeg|g2bg agef|g2gd egdb|agef ~g3z|
bg~g2 agef|g2fg ed(3Bcd|eg~g2 eaba|agef g2af|
gddg egdg|g2bg agef|g2gd egdb|agef ~g3z|
bg~g2 agef|g2fg ed(3Bcd|eg~g2 eaba|agef gded|
X: 2
T: The Bush In Bloom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG AGEF|G2(3Bcd efge|dGBG AGEF|1GBAF ~g3e:|2GBAF ~g3z||:
g2dg egde|gdbg ageg|g2dg egdb|agef ~g3z|
ag~g2 agef|gefd edBz|eg~g2 ea~a2|agef ~g3z:|
X: 3
T: The Bush In Bloom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG AGEF|G2Bd efge|d2BG AGEd|eaag fde^c|
d2BG AGEF|G2Bd efge|d2BG AGEF|GBAF G2ef||
g2dg Bgdg|g2bg agef|g2dg Bgdg|egfa g2ga|
bg~g2 agef|gage dega|bgaf gfed|edef gage||

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The Bush In Bloom (reel)

Source: Fourmolehouse by Alan & John Kelly
Transcription: g.m.p.

The Bush In Bloom by Matt Molloy

T:Bush in Bloom, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Heathery Breeze by Matt molloy
R:reel
K:G

d2BG AGEF|G2(3Bcd efge|dGBG AGEF|1GBAF ~g3e:|2GBAF ~g3z||:
g2dg egde|gdbg ageg|g2dg egdb|agef ~g3z|
ag~g2 agef|gefd edBz|eg~g2 ea~a2|agef ~g3z:|

The Bush In Bloom

I think I prefer this as a single. That Matt Molloy setting’s nice. The O’Neill’s version’s quite a lot different in the 2nd part, and retains that variation where it goes up high halfway through the A-part:

X: 1
T: The Bush in Bloom
L: 1/8
M: C|
R: Reel
S: O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 515 (ornamentation edited out by me)
K: Gmaj
d2BG AGEF|G2Bd efge|d2BG AGEd|eaag fde^c|
d2BG AGEF|G2Bd efge|d2BG AGEF|GBAF G2ef||
g2dg Bgdg|g2bg agef|g2dg Bgdg|egfa g2ga|
bg~g2 agef|gage dega|bgaf gfed|edef gage||

Mark’s (NB/Dow) version from O’Neill’s is very close to what I got off of a live recording from the Ennis Fleadh Nua in 2003.