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DAINTY DAN. American?, "Straight Jig" (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. This appears to be a type of old-time banjo tune, unrelated to the 6/8 time Irish jig, and which perhaps became associated with 'jig dancing' (a name for a solo dance in Britain) or perhaps a derogatory name for African Americans. To dance a 'jig' often meant to perform a step-dance, independent of metre.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardings All Round Collection, 1905; No. 6, p. 2.

Recorded sources:




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