BLUEBERRY JIG. Canadian, American; Jig. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This tune, one of the 175 or so compositions by Métis fiddler Andy Dejarlis (1914-1975), features 'double tonic' tonality. Dejarlis was called by Don Messer "one of the greatest exponents of old-time music in Canada."
Source for notated version: Stuart Williams [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 359. Silberberg (93 Fiddle Tunes I Didn't Learn at Tractor Tavern), 2004; p. 7.
X:2 T:Blueberry Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 C:by Andy DeJarlis S:from WA fiddlers Don Gish and Chuck Griffin, via Stuart Williams R:Jig N:This is a classic Canadian "first change" square dance jig. Z:Stuart Williams transcribed this by hand, from tapes of WA O.T. fiddler Z:Don Gish, and it was later identified for him by Chuck Griffin Z:(Olympia, WA). Later Stuart published it in the Evergreen Fiddler Z:Tunebook, V1, 2002-2002. abc's Phil Katz 10/2005, from Stuart's hand Z:mss and published versions. K:D (3A/2B/2c/2|"D"dAF DFA|dfb a2 f |"C"ge=c cBc|GAB =cBc |! "D"dAF DFA|dfb a2 f |"A7"gec ABc |"D"dfe d2 :|! |:f/g/|"D"a2 d a2 d |a3 b2 a |"C"g2 =c g2 c |g3 a2 g |! |"D"a2 d a2 d |a3 b2 a |"A7"gec ABc |"D"dfe d2 :|
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