Jenny Drinks Nae Water

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X:1 T:Jennet Drinks no Water M:C L:1/8 S:The Skene Manuscript (c. 1615) B:Dauney - Ancient Scottish Melodies (1838, No. 18, p. 223) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d2 Bd [G2g2]b2|a2 A2 A4|d2 Bd g2d2|B2G2G2d'2| e'd'e'd' e'd'c'b|c'bag fgaf|gfed g2d2|B2G2G2|| Bc|dcBA BcdB|agfe fgaf|gfga babc'|d'c'ba bc'd'b| defg abc'b agfe fgaf|gfed g2d2|B2G2G2z2||



JENNY DRINKS NAE WATER. AKA – "Jennet Drinks no Water." Scottish, Scottish Measure or Country Dance (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The air appears in the Skene Manuscript (c. 1615–20, as "Jennet Drinks no Water") and in John Young's Collection of Original Scotch Tunes (1720, p. 13, as "Janett Drinks No Watter"). Presumably Jenny drinks whiskey instead. Franz Joseph Haydn composed a setting of the air [Hob. Xxxia:132] for voice, violin, cello and keyboard in his Scottish Songs for William Napier. See also "I'll mak you be fain."


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Printed sources : - Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book, vol. 1), 1844; p. 104. McGlashan (Collection of Scots Measures), c. 1780; p. 5 (appears as "Janie Drinks nae Water". Various dates are given for the volume, from 1778 to 1781). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 149.






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