Rousing of the Drink (The)
X:1 % T:Rousing of the Drink, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Q:”With spirit” B:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, pp. 351-352) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|GABc d2g2|f2 e2 dcBc|d2 g2 ecBA|G2F2E2 DE| GABc d2g2|f2e2 dcBc|d2g2 ecBA|G2G2 G3:| |:G|Bdef g2 fe|agfe d2B2|Bdef g2 fg|agfg e2e2| dgfe dcBA|B2G2E2 GA|B2g2 ecBA|G2G2 G3:|]
ROUSING OF THE DRINK, THE. Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was originally collected by County Cork collector John Edward Pigot  (1822-1871), and appears in the Pigot section of P.W. Joyce's  (1827-1914) Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909). Rouse probably derives from 'carousing', as in the phrase 'rouse a drink'.