Little Peggy's (2)
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LITTLE PEGGY'S . AKA and see "Paddy Whack (1)." American, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is a member of the "Paddy Whack (1)" tune family, that dates to at least c. 1756, when it was published as a jig and country dance in Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London). It proved a popular melody and became widespread in the English-speaking tune and folksong tradition, and has been employed for a variety of musical purposes, including several songs, among which are "Sweet Betsy from Pike" and "Villikins and His Dinah."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 68. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 98.