The Tripper’s jig

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Tripper’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Tripper's has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Tripper's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
cAA eAA|fdf ~e2d|cAc efg|BGB dcB|
cAA eAA|fdf e2f|gba gef|gdB GAB:|
Ace a2a|gfg ~a3|Ace agf|~g2e dBG|
Ace ~a3|gfg ~a3|gba gef|gdB GAB:|

Five comments

The Tripper’s

This is the Julie Fowlis setting from her Cuilidh album. Despite the family resemblance to Old Woman of the Milldust which may be the original source, to my ear this is different enough to merit a separate listing. Thanks to kenny for help in pinning this down.


I agree, it’s different enough. I wonder if we can unlink all of the entries of “It is my lame leg I left behind” and “’Se Mo Chas Chrubach” from “Old wife.”

The Tripper’s

I don’t agree. This particular version of Tripper’s is certainly very unlike the popular version, which is close to identical to parts of the Old Woman of the Milldust.

Yet still different

There’s no doubt these apples fell from the same tree but if each one has grown its own tradition and identity then where’s the wrong in calling them different tunes?