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EDINBURGH JIGG. Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A jig version of "Flowers of Edinburgh (1)." The tune appears first in print in J. Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol 6th (London, 1751, p. 51) and was reprinted a few years later in Rutherford's country dance collection (c. 1756). The name Edinburgh takes its name from the Brittonic kingdom (known as Manau Gododdin) in Lowland Scotland whose principle stronghold was Eidyn, meaning 'steep slope', which was in this case crowned with a fort known in those days as Din Eidyn ('steep sloped fortress'), but which has come down as Edinburgh (Matthews, 1972). Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since 1498.
Source for notated version:
Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 16 (adapted from Rutherford's collection).
Rutherford (Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances, vol. 1), 1756; p. 57.