Flowers At Springtime hornpipe

Flowers At Springtime has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Flowers At Springtime
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AF|D2 DF AF D2|GDGB AF D2|AddB AFDE|FEED EGFE|
D2 DF AF D2|GDGB AF D2|AddB AFDF|EDFE D2:|
|:de|fdBA B2 de|fdBA B3A|d3e f2 ed|feed egfe|
D2 DF AF D2|GDGB AF D2|AddB AFDF|EDFE D2:|
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2
X: 2
T: Flowers At Springtime
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:cd|eCAG A2 de|fdBA B3A|d3e f2 ed|feed egfe|
D2 DF AF D2|GDGB AF D2|AddB AFDF|EDFE D2:|
|:cd|eCAE A2 de|
|:cd|eCAG A2 de|fdBA B3 ef|g3e f2 ed|Ceed CAGE|
D2 DF AF D2|GDGB AF D2|AddB AFDF|EDFE D2:|

Five comments

B Part, 4th Measure, First D…

sounds a bit smoother if played an octave higher than written—or, doubled an octave higher if your instrument allows.

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Strange name though…

…the phrase sounds more natural as "Flowers IN springtime" rather than "at", doesn’t it?

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Alternative part B, and pick-up notes - I think this sounds better

So here’s the B part with only the first measure and pickup notes changed, which I think I heard off an album long ago:

|:cd |eCAG A2 de | fdBA B3A | d3e f2 ed | feed egfe |
D2 DF AF D2 | GDGB AF D2 | AddB AFDF | EDFE D2 :|

Or an "E" instead of a "G" on the 2nd upbeat of the first measure:

|:cd |eCAE A2 de |

And here’s an alternate B part with more extensive changes, of which I might be the source, or I might be remembering that album, I’m not sure. But I think this change sounds better because you don’t have the weird octave-plus leap in the posted version:

|:cd |eCAG A2 de | fdBA B3 ef | g3e f2 ed | Ceed CAGE |
D2 DF AF D2 | GDGB AF D2 | AddB AFDF | EDFE D2 :|

I chose "Ceed" for the fourth measure to continue the pattern set earlier by "AddB," "FEED," and "feed."