The Garden of Daisies


                    The Garden of Daisies

                                      Traditional Irish tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: C

Set dance, in hornpipe time


E--||------0--1--||---3-----3--0--1--5--3--1--|
A--||--4:--------||*--------------------------|
D--||--4:--------||*--------------------------|
G--||------------||---------------------------|
           |__|       |     |__|  |__|__|__|


|--0-----0--3--1--0-----0--|--------------0-----------|
|-----5--------------5-----|--3--2--3--5-----3--5--2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3--5--3--2--------------|-----0--2-----3--2--------|
|--------------5--3--2--3--|--5--------5--------5--3--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|-----------0--------------|
|-----------------0--2--0--|--3--2--3-----5--3--2--5--|
|--2--0--2--3--5-----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|

 _______________________________________________________
| 1.                        ||  2.                      |

|--------------------0--1---||--------------------------|
|--3-----3--3--3--5--------*||--3-----3--3--3-----------|
|--------------------------*||--------------------5-----|
|---------------------------||--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |__|__|__|       |     |__|  |     |


||---------------0-----0--1--|--3-----3--0--------0--1--|
||*--3--2--3--5-----5--------|--------------3--5--------|
||*--------------------------|--------------------------|
||---------------------------|--------------------------|
     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |     |__|  |__|__|__|


|--3-----3--0--1--1--3--1--|--0-----0-----------0--1--|
|--------------------------|-----------5--3--5--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |__|__|__|     |     |__|  |__|__|__|


|--3-----3--0--1--5--3--1--|--0-----0--3--1--0-----0--|
|--------------------------|-----5--------------5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------0-----------|--------------------0--1--|
|--3--2--3--5-----3--5--2--|--3--5--3--2--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------5-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |     |__|


|--3-----3--0--1--5--3--1--|--0-----0--3--1--0-----0--|
|--------------------------|-----5--------------5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
|--3--2--3--5-----3--5--2--|--3--5--3--2--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------5--3--2--3--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----0--2-----3--2--------|-----------------0--2-----|
|--5--------5--------5--3--|--2--0--2--3--5--------5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|-----------0--------------|
|--3--2--3-----5--3--2--5--|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|

 _________________________________________________
| 1.                  ||  2.                      |

|---------------------||--------------------0--1--||
|--3-----3--3--3-----*||--3-----3--3--3--5--------||
|--------------------*||--------------------------||
|---------------------||--------------------------||
   |     |__|  |          |     |__|  |__|__|__|                                 

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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||------|| Repeat         ----------
||*----*||                -4:------- Time
||*----*||                -4:------- Signature
||------||                ----------


 ________
| 1.     |

|--------|
|--------| First Ending
|--------| (2. for Second Ending)
|--------|

This tune is unusual in that it ends with four eighth notes, going up, and the last note is one of the highest in the range of the melody.

Don Haurin and Ann Richens claim that "Garden of Daisies should be the Garden of Deise, an area in County Waterford," but the Gaelic title I have for this tune is Gort Na Noinin.

I found this tune in the key of D in standard notation as number 974 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 167. The tune is in the public domain in the United States.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as are transposition to the key of C and formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work (including comments) and not to the tune itself.


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