Old Plunk (The)
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OLD PLUNK, THE. American, "Banjo Jig" (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A syncopated banjo melody, by title and melody. The term 'banjo jig', while referencing the instrument, also describes tunes in the "straight jig" and "sand jig" category. This group of tunes were duple-time, syncopated, binary melodies that were often the vehicles for stage dancers (sand jigs were named after the practice of spreading sand on the stage to facilitate brush steps).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hardings All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 166, p. 53.