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X:1 T:Rocky Point Jig M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Straight Jig B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 635) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B-e e>g|f/g/a/f/ (g/f/)e/d/|Be e>g|f/g/a/f/ gz:| Bg/>e/ de/>d/|Bg/>e/ d/B/A/B/ |Gg/>e/ de/>d/|B/G/A/F/ (G/F/)(E/D/)| Bg/>e/ de/>d/|Bg/>e/ d/B/A/B/|Gg/>e/ de/>d/|B/G/A/F/ Gz|| Bg/>e/ de/>d/|Bg/>e/ d/B/A/B/|Gg/>e/ de/>d/|B/G/A/G/ E/F/G/A/| Gg/>e/ de/>d/|Bg/>e/ d/B/A/B/|Gg/>e/ de/>d/|B/G/A/G/ E/F/G/A/|| |:Be e>g|f/g/a/f/ g/f/e/d/|Be e>g|f/g/a/f/ gz:|

ROCKY POINT JIG. AKA and see "Old Dad," "Pigtown Fling," "Stoney Point (1)," "Wild Horse." American, "Straight Jig" (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'AA. "Rocky Point Jig" is a variant of a widespread American reel that goes by a variety of titles, but which has, as its central motif, distinct melodic material from the Irish and British "Mrs. MacLeod's Reel/Miss McLeod's Reel (1)." Howe's "Rocky Point Jig" (a variant of the more common "Stoney Point" title) is set as a "straight jig," a type of syncopated duple-time banjo or dance tune popular in the 1870's and 1880's that has no relation to the 6/8 Irish jig. "Rocky Point" also begins on what is usually the second strain of the tune , in the relative minor of the key.

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Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 635.

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