T:Joe Sweeney’s Jig
R:Buckley’s New Banjo Method (1860, p. 20)
Ac/e/ BB/e/|c/A/c/e/ dd/e/|c/A/c/e/ B/G/B/e/|AcE B/e/|
Ac/e/ BB/e/|c/A/c/e/ dd/e/|c/A/c/e/ B/G/B/e/|AcE B/e/||
Ac/e/ B/G/B/e/|Ac/e/ d/B/B/e/|Ac/e/ B/G/B/e/|c/e/d/B/ AE|
Ac/e/ B/G/B/e/|c/A/c/e/ d/B/B/e/|Ac/e/ B/G/B/e/|cB Az||
JOE SWEENEY'S JIG. American, Minstrel Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Not a 6/8 jig, but a "Straight" Jig, or a dance tune in duple time. The term jig applied here is in the sense of the English 'jig', referring to a solo dance tune of any meter. It was composed for the minstrel stage, and the title 'Joe Sweeney' refers to Virginia-born minstrel musician Joel Sweeney (1810-1860), credited with adding the 5th string to the banjo.