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"
Tommy Peoples plays
This tune on his latest release "Waiting for a Call" and does give it the name you’ve got here…
The Swaggering Jig:
Too much water in that one
what will redeem that insipid tune? make a reel or fling out of it?
is as printed up in "da book".
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. 🙂
Right. Here’s Leon Agnew playing it on the flute… not that insipidly at all, IMNSHO:
http://source.pipers.ie/Media.aspx?mediaId=22655 (2nd one, starts at ~ 2:38:79.π)
is as played by the man in that clip there, more or less.
A tin whistle version here
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 :