Old Woman Of The Milldust
This is a very old epic pipe jig. I posted after a request for ‘Trippers’, which is obviously derived from this tune. Trippers also goes under the name ‘It Is My Lame Leg That I Left Behind’
It Is My Lame Leg That I Left Behind
Here’s the Cape Breton version
T: Tripper’s / It Is My Lame Leg That I Left Behind
ABd e2A|g2d e2A|ABd e2f|g2e dBG|
ABd e2A|egd e2A|BAB GBd|g2e dBG:||
ABA a3|gfe a2|ABA a2f|g2e dBG|
ABA a3|gfe a3|g2e dBd|ege dBG:||
ABA c2A|d2B c2A|ABA c3A|d2c BAG|
ABA c2A|d2B c2A|BAB GBd|g2e dBG:||
The first part is very similar to that of Larach Alastair: https://thesession.org/tunes/6740
Yes Slainte, I agree. I reckon Larach Alasdair belongs to that group, I know there was a fourth but couldn’t put my mind to it. I’m pretty sure that the Old Wife is the ‘mother tune’ but I’ll need to do a bit ore investigating.
The similarity between The Trippers and Old Wife is obvious but is it really so much to lump them together?