Annotation: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.


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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.

Recorded sources : - Topic TSCD 752, Eliza Carthy Band - “Stepping Up: A History of the New Wace of English Country Dance Music” (2004).




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