Poppy Jig (The)
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POPPY, THE. Canadian, Jig. C Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The CBC Program Schedule (Prairie Region) for Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 1946, announced: "The Poppy Jig"--a brand new number by Don Messer, makes its deut on tonight's [Don Messer and His Islanders 5:00PM] program. Other numbers include "Lady Gardiner," "Texas Quickstep," "The Lamplighter's Hornpipe," with Charlie Chamberlain singing "At Mail Call Today" and "Roll Along, Prairie Moon."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 82. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 140, p. 89.