ZARA JIG. American, "Sand Jig" (2/4 time). A Major (1st part) & E Major (2nd part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is credited to Al Bauer in Septimus Winner's (1827–1902) collection. A 'sand jig' is a kind of duple-time syncopated banjo tune often played as an accompaniment to dancers who used a sanded floor to facilitate brush steps.
Source for notated version:
Ford (Traditional Music of America), 1940; p. 99.
Winner (New American School for the Banjo), 1883; p. 38 ().
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Hear/see the tune played on fretless banjo by Tim Twiss on youtube.com