The Waterbed reel

Also known as Metalkid, The Water Bed.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Waterbed has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Waterbed has been added to 112 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Waterbed
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
| EAAE c2 AG | EGDG ED (3EFG | AEGA cA ~A2 | cdec dcAG |
| EAAE c2 AG | EGDG ED (3Bcd | ecdc AEGA | dcAG EA A2 :|
|: ~e2 dege ~e2 | cdeg dc Ac | ~e2 dega ~e2 | gedc AEGA |
| ~e2 dege ~e2 | cdeg dega | gaeg deGA | CAGA EA ~A2 :|
X: 2
T: The Waterbed
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
| EAAE Bc AG | EGDG EDEG | AEGA cA ~A2 | cdec dcAG |
| EAAE Bc AG | EGDG E2 B/c/d | ecdc AEGA | cAGA EA ~A2 :|
|: ~e2 dege ~e2 | B/c/deg dc A2 | ~e2 dega ~a2 | gedc AEGA |
| ~e2 dege ~e2 | B/c/deg dega | gaeg dEGA | cAGA EA ~A2 :|
X: 3
T: The Waterbed
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAAE c2 AG | EGDG ED (3EFG | AEGA cA A2 | cdec dcAG |
EAAE c2 AG | EGDG ED (3Bcd | ecdc AEGA | dcAG EA A2 :|
|: e2 de ge e2 | cdeg dcAc | e2 dega e2 | gedc AEGA |
e2 de ge e2 | cdeg dega | gaeg deGA | cAGA EA A2 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Written by Diarmuid Moynihan. Recorded on Lunasa Live. Requested by Madonna. Found at JC’s ABC Tune Finder.

Another recording

This is also on Flathri and Eoghan Neff’s album "Soundpost and Bridle," played (too fast) after O’Rourke’s.

Original Waterbed

Here’s the ABCs, as best I could do, of Diarmuid himself playing the tune on his Calico CD:

X: 1
T: Waterbed, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
| EAAE Bc AG | EGDG EDEG | AEGA cA ~A2 | cdec dcAG |
| EAAE Bc AG | EGDG E2 B/c/d | ecdc AEGA | cAGA EA ~A2 :|
|: ~e2 dege ~e2 | B/c/deg dc A2 | ~e2 dega ~a2 | gedc AEGA |
| ~e2 dege ~e2 | B/c/deg dega | gaeg dEGA | cAGA EA ~A2 :|

This punchy tune is based on the pentatonic blues scale (there’s almost no b and f in it).

This tune is also on the Butter Dog’s "Sky" album, but played as a very bluesy jig. Interesting to finally find the original… Cool tune