Trip we took over the mountain (1)

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X:2 % T:Trip we took over the mountain [1] L:1/8 M:6/8 R:Air Q:"With life and spirit" S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|G>FG EFG|ABG A2 B/c/|d>BG FED|DG2 z2D| G>FG EFG|ABG A2 B/c/|d>BG FEF|AG3 z2|| B/c/|dBG GBd|e>cA A2c|B>GF EAG|FDE D2D| G>FG EFG|ABG A2 B/c/|d>BG FEF|A G3||



TRIP WE TOOK OVER THE MOUNTAIN(S) [1], THE. Irish, Waltz or Air (3/4 or 6/8 time, "with life and spirit"). G Major (Joyce, Mitchell, Sullivan): G Major/Mixolydian (Ó Canainn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Joyce, Mitchell, Sullivan): AA’BBC (Ó Canainn). "I have a whole song to this air on a ballad-sheet, beginning:--

One night as the moon luminated the sky,
When I first took a notion to marry. .... (Joyce).

Joyce references a mid-19th century broadside ballad called "The true-lover's trip o'er the mountain" [Roud Number: 9632].

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - "Sent to me (in 1884) by Mr. Francis Hogan of South Lodge, Brenormore, near Carrick-on-Suir, a good musician and a great enthusiast for Irish music and songs" (Joyce); piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; Seamus Ennis [Sullivan].


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Rev. Luke Donnellan (Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society, vol. II, No. 2, “Oriel Songs and Dances"), 1909; No. 100. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 269, p. 128. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 128, pp. 102-103. Ó Canainn (Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland), 1995; No. 41, p. 38. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3), n.d.; No. 33, p. 13.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh 4CC 39, “The Pipering of Willie Clancy Vol. 2” (1983).




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