No Man's Jig

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NO MAN'S JIG. AKA and see "Buttered Peas (1)," "Reel of Stumpie," "Stumpie/Stumpey." English, Sword Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Related, at least structurally, to Playford's "Nobody's Jig." Traditionally it has been the tune for the last figure in the sword dance from the area of Sleights, England. See also Northumbrian musician William Vickers' "Noman's Jig," which uses the first strain of "No Man's Jig" as its second part, married to a different first strain.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 29. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 73. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 181.

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