Trip we took over the mountain (1)
X:2 % T:Trip we took over the mountain  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) , 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].