Lord of Carnavon's Jig (2)
X:1 T:Lord of Carnarvan's Jegg  M:C| L:1/8 S:John Playford - English Country Dancing Master, 1st edition (London, 1651) K:G B2G2 Bc d2|c2A2 ABcd|B2G2 d2 ef|1 g4 d4:|2 g4 d2 ef|| |:gfed g3B|A2A2 c2 dc|B2G2b2a2|1 g4 d2 ef:|2 g4 d4||
LORD OF CARNARVAN'S JIG . AKA - "Lord Carnavan's Jigg." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Lord of Carnarvan's Jegg," a spirited dance for four couples, appears in the first edition of John Playford's English Country Dancing Master  (London, 1651), and in all subsequent editions through the 17th, of 1721 (then published by John Young). More than seventy years after Playford's original publication, John Walsh printed a set similar to Playford's in his Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1731, No. 148). Samuel Bayard finds an earlier version of the melody in the Scottish Skene Manuscipt (c. 1615) as "Blew/Blue Ribbon Scottish Measure," and says a much later version is printed in Gow's Complete Repository (II, 1802, 4,5) under the title "Blue Ribbon Scottish Measure." Bayard thought the style of the air sounded Scottish.
- The word 'jig' does not refer to the 6/8 time tune, but rather the old convention of 'jig' as meaning a lively dance movement or fidgeting movement. The word, as gigue, is still used in Quebec today to refer to duple or irregular meter tunes for dancing.