X:1 T:Turkish Jigg M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G BGG BGG|GBd gfg|BGG BGG|DEF G3:| |:Bdd Bd|^ceg fed|afa gea|AB^c d3:| |:Bcd efg|ABc def|GAB cde|DEF G3:| |:dBG ecA|fdf g3|ecA dBG|DEF G3:||
TURKISH JIGG. AKA and see "Quick Step -- Turkish." English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody also appears in print in John Johnson’s 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (London, 1758). Later in the century James Aird published it under the title "Quick Step -- Turkish". In America, the tune can be found in the c. 1770 commonplace book of fiddler Thomas Aborn.