Annotation:Tripping on the Mountain

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X: 1 T: Tripping on the Mountain S: Treoir M: 2/4 L: 1/8 Q: 250 Z: Transcribed by Bill Black R: polka K: D f/e/ | dA FA | d>c d/e/f/e/ | dA FA | BE Ef/e/ |dA FA | dg f>e | d/B/A/F/ A/B/d/e/ | fd d :| f/g/ | af eg | fd d/e/f/g/ | af g/f/g/a/ | be ef/>g/ |af ge | fd ff/e/ | d/B/A/F/ A/B/d/e/ | fd d :|

TRIPPING ON THE MOUNTAIN (Ag damhsa ar an sliabh). AKA and see: “Buffalo Nickel (1),” "McKenna's," “My Love is but a Lassie Yet (1)," "Love Somebody (2)," “Richmond Blues,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Too Young to Marry (1).” Irish, Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The popular melody is widespread under myriad of titles and variants in a number of traditional music genres. As "Tripping on the Mountain" it was famously recorded in 1928 by the duet of flute player John McKenna and fiddler James Morrison in New York for Columbia Records. However, the melody was earlier recorded in 1922 by uilleann piper biography:Tom Ennis and fiddler John Gerrity as the first tune in a medley simply entitled "Irish Polkas."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - S

Recorded sources : - Coleman Center CD CC004, Seamus Quinn & James McDonagh – “The Mountain Road” (1999. Various artists. “A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo”). Gennet 5003 (78 RPM), Tom Ennis & John Gerrity (1922, as 1st tune in set "Irish Polkas).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Tom Ennis' and John Gerrity's 1922 recording at the Internet Archive [2]

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