Annotation:Slope Road Jig

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X:1 T:Slope Road Jig N:From Acadian fiddler Tommy Doucet (1902-1992, Nova N:Scotia/Boston) via Gerry Robichaud (New Bruswick/Boston) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:Bb ((3f/g/a|b)fd B2g|fdc B2(c/B/|A)ff fgf|Aff f2 ((3f/g/a/| b)fd B2g|fdc B(cB|A)gf edc|1BBB B2:|2BBB B2 || K:F |:(A/B/|c)dc BcB|Acf agf|ece bag|fef ged| cdc BcB|Acf agf|ece bag|fff f2:|

Tommy Doucet

SLOPE ROAD JIG. Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). B Flat Major ('A' part) & F Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A quadrille-type jig (i.e. a key change between strains) from Gerry Robichaud’s (1933–) mentor, Tommy Doucet (1902–1992, b. Digby County, Nova Scotia and later moved to Boston area), and given the name of a road near Robichaud’s home in New Brunswick. This appears to be a setting of Alex MacDonnell’s Favorite by Dan R. MacDonald of Cape Breton.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: Tommy Doucet (Nova Scotia/Boston) via Gerry Robichaud (Saint Paul, New Brunswick/Boston) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources : Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 68.

Recorded sources: Voyager 310, Gerry Robichaud "Down East Fiddling” (1973).

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