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DOCTOR/DR. HUMPHREY. AKA and see "Humphrey's Jig [1]". Old-Time. USA, Cumberland Plateau region of Ky. This tune may have been brought to Southern Ky. by one John Gregory, who was originally from Virginia, according to fiddler Bruce Green. It is probably the "Doctor Humphrey's Jig" recorded by fiddler Jilson Setters (Blind Bill Day) for John Lomax and the Library of Congress in Ashland, Ky. (1019B2), in 1937. The tune is related to the Scottish melody "Bob of Fettercairn" and the Canadian "Madame Renaud," finds fiddler Lisa Ornstein.

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