Trip up Stairs (1)

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X:2 T:Trip up Stairs [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2e f2d|e2c d2B|B2f fdB|BcB fdB| d2e f2d|e2c d2B|A2e ecA|ABA ecA:| |:d2g (f/g/a)f|(e/f/g)e (d/e/f)d|B2f fdB|BcB fdB| d2g (f/g/a)f|(e/f/g)e (d/e/f)d|A2e ecA|ABA ecA:||



TRIP UP STAIRS [1]. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major (O’Farrell): D Major (Thompson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. “(A) Trip Up Stairs” was first published by John Walsh in his Compleat Country Dancing Master, volume the Sixth (London, 1754). It also appears in Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (1756) and Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances (1757). London musician Thomas Hammersley penned it into his 1790 music manuscript collection. A different tune by this name appears in Stewart’s 1788 Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (for which see “Trip up Stairs (2) (A).”


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Printed sources : - O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 97. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 199.






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