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GET LOST JIG. American, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Ralph Page (1903-1985, New Hampshire), the "dean of the contra dance callers," and a seminal figure in New England traditional dance and music for 40 years [www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltmd/pagehome.htm]. Writing in his publication Northern Junket (vol. 6, No. 7, 1958), Page remarked [1]:

"Get Lost Jig" was written in about five minutes by your editor one night just before leaving for a dance in Weston, Mass. The orchestra played it that night for a dance in that town for U.N. personnel, and liked it. Since it seems that every time we play in Weston we get lost before arriving at the hall, we named it the "Get Lost Jig."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 49, p. 40. Page (Northern Junket), vol. 6, No. 7, 1958; p. 38.

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