Annotation:Sir Watkins Jigg

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X:1 T:Sir Watkins Jigg M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, vol. 5 (London, 1749, p. 323) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|efg afd|g3d3|ecc dBB|cAA G3| DGA B2G|DGA B2G|Bcd c2B|(A3 A3):| G|FGA AFD|A3d3|AFF GEE|D3 zG/A/B/c/|d3 (GA/B/c/d/)| e3 (AB/c/d/e/)|f3 (Bc/d/e/f/)|g3d2c|BGG cAA |G3-G2||

SIR WATKIN’'S JIGG. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Johnson’s Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1750), and in John Hinton's periodical The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, 1758). The title may refer to one of the Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn baronets (for which see "annotation:Sir Watkin William Wynn"). "Sir Watkin's Jigg" was also entered in the music manuscript collection of Welsh musician John Thomas, dated 1752.

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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 119.

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