The Bunch Of Roses jig

Also known as An Dornán Rósanna, Basket Of Oysters, Bunch Of Currants, The Bunch Of Currants, Christmas Comes But Once A Year, I’m A Silly Old Man, I’ve Got One Daughter To Marry, The Shady Lane, Spring In The Air, Spring Is In The Air.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Bunch Of Roses appears in 5 other tune collections.

The Bunch Of Roses has been added to 1 tune set.

The Bunch Of Roses has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:A|B3 Bcd|c2 A ABc|B2 G GAB|A^FD D2 A|
B3 Bcd|c2 A ABc|BAG AG^F|G3 G2:|
|:=e|f2 d d=ef|g2 d dcA|G3 f2 g|afd d2 =e|
fga gf=e|f=ed cBA|GAB AG^F|G3 G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
GA|:B2 B Bcd|c2 A ABc|B2 G GAB|AFD D2 A|
B2 B Bcd|c2 A ABc|BAG AG^F|1 G3 GGA:|2 G3 G2 e||
|:f2 d def|g2 d cBA|GBd gab|afd d2 e|
fga gfe|fed cBA|GAB AG^F|1 G3 G2e:|2 G3 GGA||
3
X: 3
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AB|:c2c cde|d2B Bcd|c2 A ABc|BGE E2 B|
c2 c cde|d2 B Bcd|cBA BA^G|1 A3 AAB:|2 A3 A2 f||
|:g2e efg|a2e dcB|Ace abc’|bge e2f|
gab agf|gfe dcB|ABc BA^G|1 A3 A2f:|2 A3 AAB||

Thirteen comments

This is another tune I got from Karen Tweed’s book…Its crooked, but its a cool one. Haven’t really found a tune that goes with it, though.

Lovely tune. It’s almost a minor version of The Chorus Jig - related to The Humours of Ennistymon.

The Chorus Jig - also known as Queen of the Rushes. I notice it hasn’t been posted yet, so I’ll do it now.

"Karen Tweed’s Irish Choice"

by Karen Tweed
Publisher: Dave Mallinson Publications, 2001
Mel Bay A128
ISBN: 1-899512-12-8

93 Irish session tunes compiled by piano accordionist Karen Tweed, for all instruments, with chords, tips and anecdotes. These tunes are also available on two of her CDs: "The Silver Spire" & "Drops of Springwater".

Greensleeves & Yellow Lace

This is also a close relative to "greensleeves & Yellow Lace" as to be found in Playford’s Dancing Master" dated 1721. the ‘A’ music is virtually the same but the main differences are in the ‘B’ music but the characer of the tune is retained. itis also in G minor.

the following link is to an unnamed tune submitted recently
https://thesession.org/tunes/7959
It is another relative but this time in A minor.

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is this a slide?

Just wondering what your thoughts are on this? In their album entitled Spring in the Air, James Kelly and Paddy O’Brien play this in between two slides. When I play this it *sounds* like a slide but the ABC above suggests 6/8 jig. The main reason for my question is that the Leeds Ceili Band are playing it in a jig set for a competition and do not want to be penalised for mixing two differing signatures. Any help much appreciated.

Re: The Bunch Of Roses

"The Shady Lane", a third setting and name in O’Neill’s 1001

Spring in the Air, X:2

This is the way our session plays it, based off of the Kelly, O’Brien & Sproule version. Very similar to the other setting posted but different enough that I figured I’d post. Really love the melodic structure of this tune and those crucial F#’s.