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PRESBYTERIAN JIGG, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in Walsh’s third collection of Lancashire tunes (Lancashire Jigs, Hornpipes, Joaks, etc.), published around the year 1731. The melody was also published in London by John Johnson in Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, vol. 2 (1742. The title refers to London dancing master Daniel Wright). 'Jigg' refers to a dance, probably solo, and not to the 6/8 form, as in the Irish jig.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 28.