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 79 recordings of this tune.

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Give Us A Drink Of Water appears in 5 other tune collections.

Give Us A Drink Of Water has been added to 58 tune sets.

Give Us A Drink Of Water has been added to 575 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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||
4
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|1 BcA BGF G3:|2 BcA 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||
5
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 .
6
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. 🙂

Setting #4

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

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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