Give Us A Drink Of Water slip jig

Also known as A Drink Of Water, Drink Of Water, The Drink Of Water, Gie Us A Drink Of Water, Gie’s A Drink Of Water, Give Me A Cup Of Water, Give Me A Drink Of Water, Give Me A Glass Of Water, Swaggering Jig.

There are 63 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hardiman The Fiddler (lots of times), Gingerhogs No. 2 (lots of times), Hunting The Hare (a few times), A Fig For A Kiss (a few times) and The Humours Of Derrycrossane (a few times).

Give Us A Drink Of Water has been added to 9 tune sets.

Give Us A Drink Of Water has been added to 485 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | GBd gdc BAG | BdB cAA A2D | GBd gdc BAG | BcA AGF G2 :|
|d | {a}gfg efg fed | g2g efg afd | g2g bag fed | efg afd g2d |
gfg efg fed | {a}gfg efg a2g | bag agf ged | efg afd g2 ||
X: 2
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |GBd gdc BAG | B/c/dB cAA A2 D |\
GB/c/d gdc B2 G |[1 BcA BGG G2 :|[2 BcA BGG GBd ||
gag efg afd | gag efg a2 d |\
gag bag fed | efg agf g2 d |
gag efg afd | gag efg a2 a |\
bag agf g/f/ed | efg afd g2 |]
X: 3
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|GBd gdc BAG|B<-dB cAA A2A-|GBd gdc BAG|B<-cA BGG G2:|
d|gfg efg afd|gfg efg a2d|gfg bag fed|efg afd g2d|
gfg efg afd|gfg efg a2a|bag agf gfd|efg afd g2|]
X: 4
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBd gdc BAG|Bcd eAA ABA|GBd gdc BAG|1BcA BGF G3:|2BcA BGF GBd||
~g2g efg fed|~g2g efg ~a2a|~g2g bag fed|efg agf ~g2g|
~g2g ~e2e ~f2f|~g2g efg ~a2a|bag agf ged|efg agf gdB|]
X: 5
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | GB/c/d gdc BAG | Bc/d/B cAA AFD | GB/c/d gdc BAG | Bc/d/B cAF G2D |
GB/c/d gdc BAG | Bc/d/B cAA AFD | GB/c/d gdc BAG | Bc/d/B cAF G2f ||
|:g3 efg fed | g3 efg a2f | g3 bag fed | efg afd g2d |
g3 efg fed |g3 efg a3 | bag agf ged | efg afd g2 ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: Give Us A Drink Of Water
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|BGG AGE DEG | B2G GFG A2c | BGG AGE DEG | cBA AGE D2c :|
Bdd dge dBG | Bdd dBG A2c | Bdd dge dBG | cBA AGE D2c |
Bdd dge dBG | Bdd dBG Aef | gfe dBd cBA | cBA BGE D3 :|

Eleven comments

Bothy Band recording

This is indeed the tune known as "Give Us A Drink Of Water" as printed in O’Neill’s collection, but it’s not the tune played and recorded by the"Bothy Band " under this name .
The Bothy Band tune is in O’Neill’s as "The Swaggering Jig"

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Tommy Peoples plays

This tune on his latest release "Waiting for a Call" and does give it the name you’ve got here…

Too much water in that one

what will redeem that insipid tune? make a reel or fling out of it?

I don’t understand the comment about this being insipid. It’s a great tune. One of the classics. Fantastic on flute, whistle and fiddle, and an absolute belter on pipes. You just can’t have heard it played right, birliebirdie. :-)

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Setting #4

is as played by the man in that clip there, more or less.

Give Us A Drink Of Water, X:6

The Bothy Band setting.

Re: Give Us A Drink Of Water

2 tunes confused her, gian marco. Compare what you’ve posted with the settings above. They are 2 completely different tunes.
As I pointed out above, 14 years ago, "The Bothy Band" got the title wrong, at least as far as "O’Neill’s 1001" is concerned. The "Bothy Band" jig is #413 in my copy of "O’Neill’s, and is called "The Swaggering Jig". That’s the tune you’ve posted. "Give Us A Drink Of Water" is on the opposite page in my "O’Neill’s" - tune # 420, and that’s the tune which other contributers have posted here above.
Your setting needs to be migrated to "The Swaggering Jig", here :

https://thesession.org/tunes/661

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