Blueberry Jig

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 Theme code Index    1H11H5H 4H747b
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Andy Dejarlis
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Metis
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    CANADA(Western Canada)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 359
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1995
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

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.

T:Blueberry Jig
C:by Andy DeJarlis
S:from WA fiddlers Don Gish and Chuck Griffin, via Stuart Williams
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.
(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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