Give Us a Drink of Water (1)

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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. 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").

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; pg. 59. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 132 (appears as "Unknown"). 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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