The Wee Drop of Whisky


There are many old, traditional songs anticipating or commemorating good times. The verses to “The Wee Drap o’Whisky” speak to a ploughman’s toil and his looking forward to sharing a taste of whisky with his girl and his friends after the day’s work is done. The song expresses an experience of sharing, love, and friendship that continues true to this day and is expressed in the final verse:

So good night to you all, I think it’s nae treason,
Altho’ that the whisky speaks saft in my ear
Good night and safe home, till further occasion
We’ll a’ meet in friendship and hae a drap mair.

View the score for “The Wee Drop of Whisky.”

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Whisky Tunes is the first online, bagpipe music tune book presented in a serial format. Tunes are collected and arranged by Vince Janoski. Vince is the former editor and publisher of The Voice, the magazine of the EUSPBA and publisher and writer for Pipehacker.com.