Here is a fun tune i got off Grey Larsen and Paddy League’s cd, The Dark of the Moon. Apparently the guager was someone who would go around with a short measuring stick and make sure folks were getting a full pint of beer when they were being served in pubs. I can see how that line of work might eventually lead drunkedness.
Not a whole lot to say about this tune, its in G in the Orkney tuning. There are some nice melodic passages that go from up the neck back down to the lower frets, measures three and four come to mind. I pick pretty much every note except on the parts where slures are notated. I find jig rhythm is easier on fingerstyle guitar, at least when it comes to getting the right lilt and not sounding to staccatto.
Drunken Gauger – Notation
Drunken Gauger – Audio
The audio should follow closely to the notated version, though there may a measure or two that are a tad different. Hope you enjoy it.