My Favorite Jig

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MY FAVORITE JIG. American, Hornpipe or 'Sand Jig'. USA, North Dakota. A Major ('A' part) & E Major ('B' & 'C' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC. This tune took its name from a type of duple-time banjo tune called a 'jig' or 'sand jig', rather than the Irish 6/8 time jig form; it is effectively what is better known as a hornpipe or clog. Pancerzewski credits the tune to an old fiddler named Mr. Oard, once a professional musician for vaudeville theaters, who came into Elvy Osborne's barber shop at times in the early 20th century to jam.

Source for notated version: MS of Elvy Osborne (Minot, North Dakota) [Pancerzewski].

Printed sources: Pancerzewski (The Pleasures of Home), 1988; p. 7.

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