Boatman's Dance (2)

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BOATMAN'S DANCE [2]. Scottish (?), "Sand Jig" (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Despite its appearance in a Scottish publication, the tune's provenance is probably American. A 'sand jig' is a type of duple-rhythm tune meant as a vehicle for a solo stage dance like a clog or step dance. The stage would be sanded to facilitate one's shoe sliding for the steps.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 400, p. 45.

Recorded sources:




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