Hoop Her And Gird Her jig

Also known as Hit Her Between The Legs, Hoop Her & Gird Her, Jigg, Call’d Whip Her & Gird Her, Rangers Frolick, Whip Her And Gird Her.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Hoop Her And Gird Her has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Hoop Her And Gird Her
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GBG Bcd|GBG B2G|GBG Bcd|A=FA c2A|
GBG Bcd|GAB gdB|cac BgB|A=FA c2A:|
|:g3 def|gfe dBG|g3 de=f|A=FA c2A|
g3 def|gfe dcB|cac BgB|A=FA c2A:|
|:BGG ADD|BGG ABc|BGG ADD|A=FA ABc|
BGG ADD|GAB gdB|cac BgB|A=FA c2A:|
|:gdB gdB|GAB d2B|gdB gdB|A=FA c2A|
gdB gdB|GAB gdB|cac BgB|A=FA c2A:|

Seven comments

An old Scottish jog.

jig

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.

Borders?

I would regard this as an old Northumbrian tune but it was probably played on the other side of the border too.
Good innit.
Noel
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."