Hoop Her and Gird Her (1)

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HOOP HER AND GIRD HER [1]. AKA - "Whoop Her and Gird Her." ALA and see "Hit Her Between the Legs," "Jockey's a ranter and Jenny's a tearer," "Ranger's Frolic," "Whip Her and Gird Her," "Whipper and Girder," "Whoop Her and Gird Her." Scottish, English; Jig. England, Northumberland. G Mixolydian (Gow): G Major (Bruce & Stokoe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Hoop Her and Gird Her" refers to the process of barrel-making, as in "hoopers and girders"-to gird meant to encircle and fasten with a band, as a barrel-hoop. The title could have a double-entendre or some other meaning, however, and that meaning seems more explicit in some titles. It may also refer in some way to dancing, or to the fashion of hoop skirts for women. The melody also appears in William Vicker's c. 1770 Northumbrian collection and in the music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician John Rook (1840).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anonymous (A Companion to the reticule), 1833; p. 27. Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 170. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 334. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pp. 12-13. Köhler’s Violin Repository, Book 2, 1881-1885; p. 152

Recorded sources: Puirt a Baroque - "Kinloch's Fancy" (1997).

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