Jig, G, Traditional Irish
Also known as: Have A Drink On Me; Come Have a Drink with Me; The Flaxdresser
A good tune for the start of the new year, or for other celebrations big or small.
- Video – Patrick Street: Contentment Is Wealth, Have A Drink With Me – Have a Drink with me starts at time 3:18 in this recording. From the album Patrick Street (Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, and Arty McGlynn). The actual tunes in the track may be: The Shores of Lough Gowna / Contentment is Wealth / Have a Drink With Me.
- Video – Tune Supply – Manus McGuire: Have a Drink With Me/Girls of Banbridge/Boys of the Town/Tar Road to Sligo – played on fiddle at a moderate tempo. (This is a tune-learning preview for a Tune Supply virtual session that streamed live June 25, 2020, Virtual Session: Manus McGuire and Dave Curley.)
Dots (Music Notation)
As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.
Play from the Dots
Examples of sets that include this tune.
- Cordal Jig / Gallagher’s Frolics / Have a Drink with Me
- Boys of the Town / Gallagher’s Frolics / Have a Drink with Me
- The Killavil Jig / Have A Drink With Me
- Have A Drink With Me / Humours Of Glendart
- The Shores of Lough Gowna / Contentment is Wealth / Have a Drink With Me
- Have a Drink With Me (G) / Girls of Banbridge (D) / Boys of the Town (G) / Tar Road to Sligo (Bm)
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- Book – O’Neill’s 1001 Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Airs and Marches (This tune is number 20 in the book.)
- Webpage – TheSession: Have A Drink With Me (Jig) – crowdsourced sheet music, comments, and other information.
- Webpage – The Irish Traditional Music Tune Index: Have a Drink with Me
- Webpage – Irish Traditional Music Archive: The Flaxdresser