Flowery Mountains reel

Also known as Steampacket.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Flowery Mountains has been added to 1 tune set.

Flowery Mountains has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Flowery Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGG/G/G AGFG|AGG/G/G A2dc|BGG/G/G AGFD|EFFG ABcA|
BGG/G/G AGFG|AGG/G/G A2dc|BGG/G/G AGFD|EFFG ABcA||
dgg/g/g agfe|dgg/g/g fdcA|dgg/g/g agfe|d^cde fdcA|
dgg/g/g agfg|abag fefg|afge fde^c|d/d/deg fdcA||
X: 2
T: Flowery Mountains
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dgg/g/g agfe|dgg/g/g fdcA|dgg/g/g agfe|d^cde fd=cA|
dgg/g/g agfg|abag fefg|afge fde^c|d/d/deg fdcA||

Seven comments

Flowery Mountains?

OK guys - whose the fastest gun in the West? Who can put the common name on this well known reel - first?

It is on Tommy McMahon & Bernard O’Sullivan’s LP.

Limestone Rock? But the B part is different

Did ‘Darach De Bruin’ not compose the Limestone Rock, Donough?

Sorry, wrong c at the end of the 4th bar, of 2nd part, should have written it like this:

dgg/g/g agfe|dgg/g/g fdcA|dgg/g/g agfe|d^cde fd=cA|
dgg/g/g agfg|abag fefg|afge fde^c|d/d/deg fdcA||

Slainte - yes, but as Donough points out, the A-part has something of The Limestone Rock about it. It took me until the B-part to recognise it as The Steampacket. It’s amazing how much difference a few notes can make.

Anyway, the notes may be the same, but they’ve got different names, so they’re different tunes. Identical twins look the same, but they’re not the same person.

I think this is just a setting of the Steampacket, and that the name has nothing to do with whether it’s a different tune or not.

Yes. I still believe this is just one of many versions of the Steampacket. Liam Kelly recorded a version similar to this on one of Dervish’s albums.