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X:1 T:Skip Rope [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Clog S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (3a^g=g | (f>.d)(A>.F) D>A,D>F | A>df>b a2 g>f | g>ec>A G>EC>E | G>Ac>e g>ba>g | f>dA>F D>A,D>F | A>df>b a2 (3a^ga | (3bbb =g>e c>AB>c | d2 [A2f2] [F2d2] :| K:A (3cd^d | (3eee =d>B G>Bg>f | (3fff e>c (3Ace b>a | (3ggb (3ffa (3eeg (3ddf | e>ca>f e2 (3cd^d | (3eee =d>B G>Bg>f | (3fff e>c (3Ace b>a | g>fd>B G>EF>G | A2c2A2 :|



SKIP ROPE [1]. American, Clog (whole time). D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. It is possible the tune was connected with a variety dance act in which a performer danced a clog while skipping rope. There were many such hornpipe and clog dance oddities on stage during the 1870’s and 1880’s.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 119. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 158.

Recorded sources: -



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