Tuesday 27 June 2017
Tune of the Day: Blue Eyed Mary
Traditional English jig
The earliest appearance of this jig in print is in Elias Howe's The Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon, published in Boston in 1843.
“Blue-eyed Mary” is the name of a bicolored white-and-blue flower that is native to the eastern and central parts of North America. It is possible, however, that the Mary of this tune's title was an actual person.