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OLD PLANTATION GIRLS. American, Slip Jig (9/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Identified by 18th century Glasgow publisher James Aird as "Virginian" [1] (see also Aird's "Sam Jones" and "Pompey ran Away" for other of Aird's "Virginian" tunes). There is nothing particularly American in the melody's character, however, and probably has a British or Irish provenance.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 148, p. 52. Johnson (A Further Collection of Dances, Marches, Minuetts and Duetts of the Latter 18th Century), 1998; p. 15.

Recorded sources: -Fellside Recordings FECD376, Vic Gammon & Friends - "Early Scottish Regtime" (2016).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played on fretless banjo on youtube [2]



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