Old Woman Of The Milldust jig

Also known as ‘Se Mo Chas Chrubach, Cailleach An Dudain, Calleach An Dudain, It Is My Lame Leg That I Left Behind, Lame Leg, The Old Woman Of The Milldust, Tripper’s, Trippers, The Trippers.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Portree Bay (a few times).

Old Woman Of The Milldust has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Old Woman Of The Milldust
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
AAA a2e|g2f edB|AAA a2e|g2e dBG|
AAA a2 e|g2d efg|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
Bcd e2A|a2A e2A|Bcd e2A|g2e dBG|
Bcd e2A|g2d efg|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
c2A AAA|cee a2e|c2A AAA|B2e dBG|
c2A AAA|cee g3|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
a2A e2A|a2A ecA|a2A e2A|g2e dBG|
a2A e2A|a2A efg|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
AAA AAA|c2A edB|AAA AAA|g2e dBG|
AAA AAA|cee efg|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
a2A AAA|a2A ecA|a2A AAA|g2e dBG|
a2A AAA|AAA g3|agf g2e|d2e dBG:|
X: 2
T: Old Woman Of The Milldust
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
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:||
X: 3
T: Old Woman Of The Milldust
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:ABd e2A|f2d e2A|ABd e2f|g2e dBG|
ABd e2A|fgd e2A|BAB GBd|g2e dBG:||
|:ABA a3|gfe a3|ABA a2f|g2e dBG|
ABA a3|gfe a3|gfe dBd|ege dBG:||
ABA ^c2A|d2B ^c2A|ABA ^c2A|d2^c BAG|
ABA ^c2A|d2B ^c2A|BAB GBd|ege dBG:||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

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

X: 1
T: Tripper’s / It Is My Lame Leg That I Left Behind
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix
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:||

Larach Alasdair

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.

Really?

The similarity between The Trippers and Old Wife is obvious but is it really so much to lump them together?