X:1 T:Trippers, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 245 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix ABd e2A | f2A e2A | ABd e2A | gfe dBG | ABd e2A | f2A e2A | gag gfe | dBg dBG :| |: gag f2e | efg a3 | gag gfe | dBg dBG | gag gfe | efg a3 | gag gfe | dBg dBG :|
TRIPPERS, THE. AKA and see "It is My Lame Leg that I Left Behind," "Lame Foot (The)," "Lame Leg (The)," "My lame leg has kept me behind." Scottish, Pipe Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Kerr): AABBCC (Shears). Also called “My Lame Foot” or "Lame Foot (The)" in some 19th century collections. Jane Morison prints it as a march called “'Se mo chas chrùbach” (My lame leg has kept me behind). Another tune by the same name, in three-parts, is in circulation in Cape Breton that retains only the second part of the jig printed in Kerr’s. "Larach Alasdair" and "Old Wife of the Mill Dust (The)" are often represented as a member of this tune family and are harmonically and structurally similar, yet those related tunes have enough melodic differences to warrant separation. They were perhaps derived from a common ancestor.