Up Against The Flatirons jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Up Against The Flatirons has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Up Against The Flatirons
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:Add cBc|ABc dcB|AdB c2A|GcA GEG|
Add cBc|ABc AB^c|dAF GAB|1 cAF GFG:|2 cAF GED||
EGG EAA|E/2F/2GE D2d|d^cA =cAG|EAA A3:|

Three comments

Eliot Grasso tune

I’m quite chuffed about this tune, which is my favorite of the six tunes Eliot gave us at the Tionol, not just because I love the melody of it, but also because he named it for the weekend.

The Flatirons, a rock formation above Boulder, Colorado, are called as such because they look like the plates of so many irons set up on end along the mountains above the city. It’s pronounced "Flat Irons", just like it looks like. Kate, Eliot’s wife, however, made a fairly common mistake while reading a sign and called them the "flat-ah-rons" (as in, Adirondacks).

So this tune is Up Against the Flatirons, which rhymes with Buchalawns. 🙂


Who the hell is Eliot.

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Type "eliot grasso" into the google seach box. That might help you.