Sheet Music: Old Time Straight Jig

TitleOld Time Straight Jig
Alternate titlesAway Back
Kitty O'Neill
Snapping Jig
The Saratoga Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeG4–C6
Time signature2/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-07-25
Last updated2017-07-25
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Reels, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Tune of the Day: Old Time Straight Jig

Traditional American tune

This 2/4-time “jig” is taken from Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. A “straight jig” was a type of duple-time syncopated clog tune popular in the latter 19th century, also called a “sand jig”, particularly used as an accompaniment to stage clog or hornpipe dancing.