Annotation:Give Us a Drink of Water (1)

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X:1 T:Give Us a Drink of Water [1] M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig K:G D|GBd gdc BAG|BdB cAA A2B|GBd gdc BAG|BcA BGG G2:| d|g2g efg fed|g2g efg a2d|g2g bag fed|efg agf g2d| g2g efg fed| g2g efg a2a|bag agf ged|efg agf g2||

GIVE US A DRINK OF WATER [1] (Tabair duinn deoc uisge). AKA and see "Drown Drowth," "Jackson's Jig (5)," "Swaggering Jig (The)," "There is no Milk in the House." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The earliest sound recording of the melody is from Irish-American piper Patrick J. 'Patsy' Touhey [1] (1865 - 1923), who recorded it on a home recording device prior to 1919, in a medley ("Maid on the Green (The)"/"Jackson's"/"A Drink Of Water").

A variant of the second strain of "Give us a drink of water [1]" can be heard set as a reel in the second strains of "Dunmore Fancy (The)" and "Sunny Banks (1)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; piper and flute player Tommy Hunt (b. 1908, Lissananny, Ballymote) [Flaherty]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 59. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 132 (appears as "Unknown"). L.E. McCullough (The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor), 1987; No. 46. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 123, p. 100. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 222, p. 118. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1131, p. 214. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 420, p. 83. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 18. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 41.

Recorded sources : - Na Píobairí Uilleann NPU CD 001, Patsy Touhey - "The Pipering of Patsy Touhey" (2005. Reissue recordings.)

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [2]

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