Flowers of Edinburgh

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Hornpipe in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Local fiddlers in North Alabama.

This tune originated in Scotland. The term “flowers” should not be read as “flowers: blooming plants” but as “flow-ers: flowing water, as in sewers.” I know that when I was in Edinburgh back in 2006 it had plenty of beautiful flowers (of the blooming plant variety), but I can't testify as to the quality of its sewer system. This tune is a hornpipe, but I don't play it like one. Take it nice and slow, and you will find this tune very rewarding.

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Irish and British

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