How Can We Abstain From Whisky jig

Also known as How Can We Abstain From Whiskey?, How Must We Abstain From Whisky?, The Old Legacy.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

How Can We Abstain From Whisky has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: How Can We Abstain From Whisky
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3D/E/F/|G2G GDB,|d2e dBG/F/|G2A B>AB|E2F G2:|
D|BGd g2g|f>ed edB|GBd g2g|fed e2 (3d/e/f/|g2g gdB|
e2e dBG|G2A B>AB|E2F G2||

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How Can We Abstain From Whiskey

T:How can we abstain from Whisky
T:’Cia mar is urra’ sinn fuireach o’n Dram
R:Jig
S:Simon Fraser Collection
N:No.61
O:Scottish

Re: How Can We Abstain From Whiskey

This tune is possibly better known as "The Legacy" (found in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, Hamilton’s Universal Tunebook, Kerr’s Merry Melodies, etc). Captain Fraser’s name for the tune was "How Can We Abstain From Whisky" (note the spelling of whisky, javivr!), and he claims it was composed by John McMurdo of Kintail. Its closeness to "St Patrick’s Day in the Morning" is noteworthy.

The tune can be seen here in the database as "The Old Legacy" (https://thesession.org/tunes/3503), probably to distinguish it from the other jig called "The Legacy".