Smiling Dicky's Jig

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X:1 T:Smiling Dickky’s Jigg [sic] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:William Vickers music manuscript copybook (1770, Northumberland, p. 99) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companios K:D A|d2f ecA|(B/c/d)B AFD|G2B AFD|EEE E2A| d2f ecA|(B/c/d)B AFD|G2B AFA|DDD D2:| |:g|faf ege|faf ege|faf ecA|EEE E2 (f/g/)| afa geg|fdf ecA|B>cd e>fg|fdd d2:|]

SMILING DICKY'S JIG. English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the 1770 music manuscript copybook of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom unfortunately little is known. "Smiling Dicky's" is also the name of some unrelated hornpipes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 360.

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