Australian Waters jig

Also known as Jimmy Lyon’s, Vincent Campbell’s.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

Australian Waters has been added to 10 tune sets.

Australian Waters has been added to 120 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Australian Waters
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"Basic melody"
ABc |: dAG FED | =c3 ed^c | dAF GFE | FED gfe |
dAG FED | =cBc ed^c | dAF GFE | FDC DFA :|
|: dcd efg | fed cBA | dcd efg | fdc def |
gbg faf | ecA ABc | dAF AFD | EDC DFA :|
"As played"
ABc |: dAG FED | ~=c3 ed^c | dAF GFE | FED gfe |
dAG FED | =cBc ed^c | dAF GFE | FDC DFA :|
dcd efg | fed cBA | ~d3 efg | fdc def |
~g2 e ~f3 | ecA ABc | dAF AFD | EDC DFA |
~d3 efg | fed cBA | dc/c/d efg | fdc def |
gbb faa | ecA ABc | dAF AFD | EDC DFA |
# Added .
X: 2
T: Australian Waters
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAG FED|~=c3 ed^c|dAF GFE|FED gfe|!
dAG FED|AB=c Ae^c|dAF GFE|D^CE D3:|!
|:dcd efg|fed cBA|dcd efg|fdc def|1 ~g3 faf|!
ecA ABc|dAF GFE|DCE D3:|2 gbb faa|efd cBA|!
dAF GFE|FED gfe||
# Added by errik .
X: 3
T: Australian Waters
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2D FED | =c3 ed^c | dAF GFE | FED fge |
d2D FED | =c3 ed^c | dAF GFE | FDC D3 :|
|: dcd efg | fed cBA | dcd efg | fdc def |
gbg faf | ecA ABc | dAF GFE | FDC DFA :|
X: 4
T: Australian Waters
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAG FED|=c3 ed^c|dAF GFE|FED gfe|
dAG FED|AB=c Ae^c|dAF GFE|D3 D3:||
|:dB/c/d efg|fed cBA|dB/c/d efg|fdc def|
|1 g3 faf|ecA ABc|dAF GFE|D3 D3:|
|2 gbb faa|efd cBA|dAF GFE|FED gfe||
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

Australian Waters

I learned this off the playing of Paddy Glackin from his Reprise cd. This track was featured on this week’s Cul

Posted .

This sounds a lot like Vincent Campbell’s jig…

dAG FED|~=c3 ed^c|dAF GFE|FED gfe|!
dAG FED|AB=c Ae^c|dAF GFE|D^CE D3:|!
|:dcd efg|fed cBA|dcd efg|fdc def|1 ~g3 faf|!
ecA ABc|dAF GFE|DCE D3:|2 gbb faa|efd cBA|!
dAF GFE|FED gfe||

Posted by .

Sure - same tune. So what’s your source for calling it Vincent Campbell’s? I’ve come across this tune only as Australian Waters, as recorded by Paddy Glackin, Tommy Peoples, and Altan.

Posted .

Cherish the Ladies recorded it as Vincent Campbell’s on "Threads of Time."

Posted by .

Cool. I’ll add Mr. Campbell’s moniker as an alternate title. Thanks. Do the liner notes from CTL say if Campbell wrote the tune?

Posted .

Also played by Sean Og Potts on the Drones and Chanters Vol. 2.

Posted by .

Will- Sorry for the late response. The CTL liner notes don’t specify a composer.

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Australian waters

This is more or less the same tune, in a slightly different mode, as "The Deuk Dangs Over the Daddy," which can be found in Kerr’s. If anyone can tell me what that title means, I’d be grateful!

Australian waters

The Deuks Dangs Ower My Daddie would translate as "The ducks knocked over my father". There is an old song with that as the refrain:

The bairns gat out wi’ an unco shout,
The dueks dang o’er my daddie, o!
The feint-ma-care, quo’ the feirrie auld wife,
He was but a paddling body, O!

There is an alternative theory that "deuk" relates to "deoch" (a dram like "deoch an dorus") so the phrase would mean that the whisky has knocked my father over. I don’t know. I really don’t.

Australian Waters, X:3

Closer to the Altan version of this tune.