The Water slide

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Water
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: "Gm" G2 d dcd G2 d c2 d | "F" F2 c cAc d2 c ~A2 F |
"Gm" G2 d dcd G2 d f2 g | "F"f2 d dcA "Gm"G3 G3 :|
|:"Gm" g2 d dcd g2 a b2 g | "F"f2 c cAc f2 g agf |
"Gm"g2 d dcd g2 a b2 g | "F"f2 c cAF "Gm" G3 G3 :|

Six comments

The Water Slide

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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…….

Road to Lisdoonvarna

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Will look out for it.

Maybe I could send the tune in to a porridge company…..does anybody still advertise it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ‘:

https://thesession.org/tunes/1113

"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.

X:1
T:Haughs o’ Cromdale
R:Strathspey
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Gdor
e|d/2G3/2 G3/2A/2 d3/2c/2 A/2f3/2|d/2G3/2 G3/2A/2 F3/2G/2 A/2c3/2|
d/2G3/2 G3/2A/2 d3/2c/2 A/2c3/2|
d3/2f/2 d/2c/2 B/2A/2 AG G:|
A|F/2f3/2 f3/2g/2 f/2e/2d/2e/2 f2|A3/2c/2 c3/2d/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 c2|
d/2g3/2 g3/2a/2 b3/2g/2 a3/2f/2|d3/2f/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 A3/2G/2 G3/2A/2|
F/2f3/2 f3/2g/2 f/2e/2d/2e/2 f2|A3/2c/2 c3/2d/2 d/2c/2B/2A/2 c2|
d/2g3/2 ga/2b/2 b/2a/2g/2^f/2 g2|
d/2c/2 d/2f/2 d/2c/2 B/2A/2 AG G |]