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FAVORITE , THE. American, "Straight Jig" (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Appears to be a type of old-time banjo tune, not to be confused with an Irish jig. The name "straight jig" derived from the type of dance the tune was meant to accompany (i.e. from 'jig dancing', or solo stepping) or perhaps having to do with a derogatory term for African Americans and their dances. 'Straight' or 'sand' jigs appear in latter 19th century publications and appear to be primarily for stage performance.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hardings All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 64, p. 20.