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JIMMY KING. AKA and see "Nigger Jim." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The piece sounds like a minstrel tune to Bayard (1981), although he could not find a version in that repertory, and also, very distantly, could be related to some Scottish airs. The title "Jimmy King" may be idiosyncratic to Bayard's source, also named King.

Source for notated version: Edward King (Greene County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 151B, p. 86.

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