An old Scottish jog.
Or maybe they jogged to this tune
It’s very Northumbrian-sounding with those 6th leaps. From the mode I’d say it’s a border pipes tune.
I would regard this as an old Northumbrian tune but it was probably played on the other side of the border too.
Angels of the North
On Magnetic North’s record The Miller’s Jig (tunes from Joshua Jackson) it’s whip her and gird her ( see also Vickers MS)
I suppose JJ could have mistaken (orally) hoop ( whup) for whip.
What the hell does it mean anyway?
An early sighting…
This tune appears in Geoghegan’s "The Compleat Tutor for the Pastoral or New Bagpipe," published around 1745-46 in London, as "Jigg, call’d Whip her & gird her."