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X:1 T:John Diamond’s Jig M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe or Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 52) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,D/E/ FE/D/|F/A/A/B/ A2|{c}B/A/c/A/ d/B/A/F/|{F}F/D/E/F/ F/D/B,/A,/| A,/D/D/E/ FE/D/|F/A/A/B/ A2|B/d/c/e/ d/B/A/F/|ED Dz:| f3 {g}f/e/|d/f/e/d/ {c}B/A/B/c/|d{e}d/c/ d/c/d/c/|f/d/e/d/ B/c/d/B/| {B}A/^G/A/B/ A/F/E/D/|{e}d/c/d/e/ f/g/e/f/|d/c/d/B/ A/F/d/B/|A/F/E/F/ D2!D.C.!||



JOHN DIAMOND'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "John Diamond's Jig." American, Reel or Hornpipe (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. "John Diamond's Jig" was printed in blackface minstrel performer and composer George H. Coes' Coes Album of Jigs and Reels (1876). It was named for Irish-American minstrel performer and champion dancer John Diamond (dancer) (1823-1857), famous for his challenge dances of the 1840's, particularly his repeated matches with a black dancer, Master Juba (William Henry Lane).


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 52. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository), 1881-1885; p. 189.






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