Double Clog Dance

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DOUBLE CLOG DANCE. AKA and see "Gray's Opera House." American, Clog or Hornpipe. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Elias Howe noted that his source was Jimmy Norton, the 'Boss Jig Player', about whom nothing is known, but who was perhaps a band-leader or principal instrumentalist for a band in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Two publications, "Jiggy Jigs (Five Old Favorites) Set 1" and "Real Reels (Five Old Favorites) Set 1" are by a Jimmy Norton and are advertised in Jacobs Band Monthly of January, 1921; however they were copyrighted in 1907. It is not known if this is the same Norton or not. The tune, which was perhaps the vehicle for a stage dance, was arranged for 9 parts-violins, clarionet (sic), coronet, bass, flute, viola, trombone, cello and piano-in another of Howe's publications, Howe's Full Quadrille Orchestra (No. 262).

Source for notated version: Jimmy Norton [Howe].

Printed sources: Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 31. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 414, p. 46.

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