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Tune ID#1974 (Trip We Took over the Mountain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip We Took over 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 SE 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Trip We Took over the Mountain, The / The Trip over the Mountain / The Trip o'er the Mountain / Will You Come with Me over the Mountain / Over the Mountain / The Dark Woman of the Glen (also as waltz)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195914#1
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
19682.18#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
19714#1
197311#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19786#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~199814#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mike (pipes).
~19999#1
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: with Tommy McCarthy Senior (concertina), Marion McCarthy (pipes), Bernadette McCarthy (fiddle, piano), Tommy McCarthy Junior (fiddle).
20017#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (low whistle).
20013#1
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion).
200310#1
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Paul Finn (accordion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Brendan Tonra's
MMR 2
Seamus McManus
LFJW

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #128 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 432 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [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): 1959