T: The Water
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By Edgar Bolton
There is 1 recording of this tune.
The Water has been added to 20 tunebooks.
This tune is called ‘The Water Slide’. The ABC automation on this site chops off the ‘slide’ (because it thinks it’s a qualifier not part of the actual title). Anyhow it’s in G dorian and sounds reminscent of something else but I can’t put my finger on it (this is where somebody points out it’s the music from a Scots Porridge Oats advert from the 1960s or something similar 🙂 )
It has similarities to both ‘The Road to Lisdoonvarna’ and ‘The Haughs o’ Cromdale’, but not close enough to render it a variation of either. It’s more like a tune I heard on a porridge advert…….
The Road to Lisdoonvarna could be an influence definitely - I like that one (well I like both the slide and the reel). Don’t any Haughs though 🙂 Will look out for it.
Maybe I could send the tune in to a porridge company…..does anybody still advertise it? 🙂
The Haughs o’ Cromdale makes a guest appearance in ‘O’Neill’s Cavalcade’ from time to time. It has other titles and is on this site as ’Tralee Gaol ’:
“Maybe I could send the tune in to a porridge company…..does anybody still advertise it?”
Aye, but it’s all about girls looking up kilts these days.
T:Haughs o’ Cromdale
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