Going to the Well for Water (2)
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GOING TO THE WELL FOR WATER . AKA - "Going for Water." AKA and see "Scattery Island." Irish, Slide (6/8 or 12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Fr. John Quinn finds antecedents to this Sliabh Luachra slide in manuscripts from County Leitrim and even older. First, he links the tune with "Murray's Dream," from a music manuscript collection by Drumreilly, Co. Leitrim, fiddler Alex Sutherland (1874-1969), submitted to the Folklore Commission of Ireland in 1957. He also connects the tune with an untitled 6/8 time melody in the music manuscript of brothers Terence and Philip Reilly, neighbors of Sutherland's. Fr. Quinn also finds antecedents in the still older Delaney Manuscript (c. 1860's) of County Laois. Finally, he connects them all with a tune in 2/4 time printed in Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book, vol. 1 (Glasgow, 1844, p. 46), which appears as "Negro Melody". "Going to the Well for Water " is also a version of the "Scattery Island Slide."