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ME MOTHER'S JIG. AKA and see "Whinham's Jig." English, Jig. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCAABB. Composed by Northumbrian musician, dancing master, composer, teacher and fiddler Robert Whinham (1814-1893), originally from Morpeth. His mother (presumably the source for the tune) was Elizabeth Cross, who married Whinham's father in 1802 and bore five children. The tune appears under this title in the T. Armstrong manuscript (c. 1850, in John Armstrong of Carrick’s collection), and in L. Baty’s manuscript (1883, Beamish Museum).

Source for notated version: the J.E. Baty manuscript (c. 1870), Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 16.

Recorded sources: Laidley Worm - WORM 004, Blue Moon Band - "The Border Directors." Topic Records ‎– 12TS388, High Level Ranters - "Four in a Bar" (as "Whinham's Jig").




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