Quaker’s Water Slide Set

Slides: Merrily Kissed the Quaker / Going to the Well for Water / The Star Above the Garter

Quaker's Water Slide Set: Merrily Kissed the Quaker; Going to the Well for Water; The Star Above the Garter. Traditional Irish Slides. TrailJams. (Illustration copyright 2023, Jonathan Lay) trailjams.org

Going to the well for a pail of water
Fetching it back to make some tea
She fell under and I fell over
And all the game was above her knee

Verse from “Madam I’m a Darling,” traditional song

The Tunes

For sheet music and other resources for learning a tune, click on the tune’s link.

Play-Along Tracks

Play from the Dots

Merrily Kissed the Quaker (G)
Going to the Well for Water (D)
The Star Above the Garter (G)

Tips: Each change of tunes is signaled by a spoken “hup.” Use the Playback Speed control to increase or decrease the playback tempo. (Click on the 3-dot symbol on the right-hand side of the the player to get to the Playback Speed control.)

Moderate tempo 100bpm, no repeats
Moderate tempo 100bpm, repeat each tune 3x