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CHAMPION [1]. American?, "Straight Jig" (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BBAA'. A 'straight jig' was a type of old-time banjo tune in duple time, rather than an Irish 6/8 jig, named perhaps because of the type of dancing ('jig dancing') associated with it, or from a derogatory term for African-Americans. A 'jig' was often a generic term for a solo step dance, particularly on the latter 19th century variety stage.

Printed source: Harding's All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 72, p. 22.


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