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X:1 T:Miller’s Jigg M:9/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 190) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C c4G2(E2G2)E2 (E2G2)E2|c4G2 EF F3E D4_B2|A4G2(E2G2)E2(E2G2)AB| c3BA2G2E4C6||e4c2(ef)g2e2def2d2|e4 d2|(cd) e2f2 (g2e2)c2| d4A2Bcd2e2(d2B2)G2|c4G2 EF F3ED4_B2| A4G2(E2G2) E2 (E2G2)AB|c3BA2G2 E4C6||



MILLER'S JIG. English, Country Dance Tune (9/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune and dance instructions were first printed by John Playford in the 7th edition of the Dancing Master (1686). It was retained in all subsequent editions of the long-running Dancing Master series, through the 18th and final edition of 1728, then published by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns. Dance and tune were also printed by John Walsh in The Complete Country Dancing-Master 1718, and in subsequent editions of 1731 and 1754.


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Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 77. Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 190.

Recorded sources : - Amon Ra CDSAR 28, The Broadside Band – “John Playford’s Popular Tunes” (recorded 1952-1961). Saydisc CDSDL449, The Broadside Band - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).




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