Drink the Worts and Spill the Beer

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X:1 T:Drink the Worts and Spill the Beer M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig B:William Gunn - Caledonian Repository of Music (Glasgow, 1848) N:Gunn (1795-1867) was a Highland piper and pipe maker in Glasgow K:G D2G GFG D3|EFG ABc BAG|D2 GGFG D2E|DcB AGF G3:| dBG GFG dBG|EFG ABG FED|dBG GFG dBG|EFG AGF G3| dBG GFG dBG|EFG ABG FED|DEF GFG E2E|DcB AGF G3||



DRINK THE WORTS AND SPILL THE BEER. Scottish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major (Gunn): D Major (Piper's Asst.). AAB. Wort is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky. In beer making, the wort is known as "sweet wort" until the hops have been added, after which it is called "hopped or bitter wort".

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music), 1848. MacLachlan (The Piper's Assistant), 1854; No. 13, p. 8.

Recorded sources: -Dunkeld Records ‎DUN 003, Hamish Moore ‎– "Cauld Wind Pipes" (1985).



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