Bellman's Jig

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BELLMAN'S JIG. Swedish, Air or Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This 6/8 air is the composition of Swedish composer Karl Michel Bellman [1] (1740-1795), a noted writer of tunes and songs, whose patron was King Gustav III. Since its appearance in Ralph Sweet's Fifer's Delight it has gained some currency as a jig for contra or English country dancing in New England.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964; p. 41.

Recorded sources:




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