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ACADEMY JIG, THE. Scottish (?), Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is attributed to one J. Rule, according to Kerr’s. Although the title probably refers to a dancing academy, an ‘academy’ was also early 19th century slang for a brothel [Grose, 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue].
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 28, p. 30.