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Tune ID#3943 (Tripping on the Mountain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tripping on the Mountain about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTPR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tripping on the Mountain / McKenna's (1st in set Irish Polkas on OTPR; mislabeled as The Lakes of Sligo on MtRd) (2nd part same as 2nd part of My Love She's But a Lassie Yet #1951)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19229#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Tom Ennis (pipes), John Gerrity (fiddle).
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~199925#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Seamus Quinn (fiddle), James McDonagh (flute).
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~20068#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (F flute).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As polka #97 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1922