The Bunch Of Roses jig

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

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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The Bunch Of Roses appears in 6 other tune collections.

The Bunch Of Roses has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Bunch Of Roses has been added to 98 tunebooks.

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Six settings

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:|
X: 2
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
B2B Bcd|cBA ABc|B2G GAB|A^FD D2 A|B2B Bcd|
cBA ABc|BAG AG^F|1 DGG G2 A:|2 DGG G2 e
|:f2d def|g2d cBA|G2g g^fg|a^fd d2e|=fca gfe|
fed cBA|BAG AGF|1 DGG G2 e:|2 DGG G2||
X: 3
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:e|f2 e fga|g2 f efg|f2 d def|ecA A2 e|
f2 e fga|g2 f efg|f2 d e2 ^c|d3 d2:|
|:d|c2 A AGF|c2 A A2 d|c2 A BAG|F2 D D2d|
c2 A AGF|c2 A A2 e|f2 d e2 ^c|1 d2 e f2:|2 d3 d2||
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X: 4
T: The Bunch Of Roses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|g2g gab|agf fga|g2e efg|f^dB B2 f|g2g gab|
agf fga|gfe fe^d|1 Bee e2 f:|2 Bee e2 c||
|:d2B Bcd|e2B AGF|E2e e^de|f^dB B2c|ddd fed|
dcB AGF|GFE FED|1 EEE E2 c:|2 DEE E3||
X: 5
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||
X: 6
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||

Nineteen 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”.

A bit Greensleeves-ish

The first section of this jig is built on the same chords as Greensleeves, or the Passamezzo antico according to early music types (like me). It follows rather nicely after the anonymous Greensleeves variations found in ‘The Division Violin’ or as an interlude between verses of “The Old Year Now Away is Fled” set to the same tune.

And now we return you to your regularly scheduled programme of Irish traditional music.

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
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.

The Shady Lane

A simple tune found in Francis O’Neill’s “The Dance Music of Ireland : 1001 Gems”, 1907, no. 409.
“A miner was walking slowly along the shady lane that led out of his village and over the pit. Countless commas and colons of sunlight were dancing a jig on the road; a little wind sighed in the lime trees. And listening to it, the miner sighed too. The last place he wanted to go on such a day was down to the dark and dusty coalface.”

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year, X:4

This is a setting I created to be played on an F whistle, with D fingering. As in - G is played like this:


• = closed
º = open

But it is actually Bb (if on an F.)

Hope that makes sense!

Re: The Bunch Of Roses

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

Spring in the Air, X:5

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.