Zig Zag Jig


Zig Zag Jig

Anyone heard of this tune? Someone mentioned it the other day but I’ve found no record of it here or anywhere else. It’s a good name for a tune though!
Thanks

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Could be useful if you’ve got a box of sheet music in alphabetical order for band work and you want to fill the Z-slot.
Now what about tunes beginning with X and Y?

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Oh no LH, now you’ve done it…. There will be hundreds of sessioneers getting their thinking caps on and coming up with original and amusing names for tunes beginning with X (Y is just too easy), and that will be the end of my innocent little thread 🙂

Could be fun though!

But yes, I’d still like to know if there really is a Zig Zag Jig (and no, as far as I know it wasn’t a wind-up).

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Duncan Davidson recorded “Zig Zag Road” on Wooden Flute Obsession 1, but it’s a reel.

Googling finds these possibilities:

http://amiestreet.com/music/zigzag/zigzag-interscope/irish-jig-exprimental

and Track 9 here:

http://www.archive.org/details/hip_sexagenarians

(which is nice in a mellow sort of way)

and this book has a “Zig Zag Jig”:

http://www.stagepass.com/software/browse_item_detail.hperl?instrument=harmonica&invnum=8720676

…but I doubt any of these are what you’re looking for 🙂

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“Now what about tunes beginning with X and Y?”

Y’s easy: Young Collins, The Yellow Tinker (discounting the article), Youghal Quay…

X - If there isn’t already a hornpipe called, ‘The Xenophobe’, there ought to be, to complement The Good Natured Man. Then there’s The Xerox of Bawn.

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A tune starting with “X and Y” would be “XandYaxis Reel”

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The “Zyzygy Jig” would be a good one.

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I seem to remember a Zig Zag clog dance, some sort of hornpipish American tune. But it was in 4/4, not 6/8.

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The Zig Zag Clog (as noted in Fiddler’s Companion) is actually just a variant of Harvest Home.

Tunes beginning with “X”? There’s one posted here on the session: “Xylospongia”.

https://thesession.org/tunes/4284

“Xylospongia” (apparently) are sponges on sticks - the Roman equivalent of toilet paper ….

Q1. Did the Roman makers of xylospongia use a canis in their advertising?

Q2. Were xylospongia communal? As in: "Friends, Romans and countryman, lend me your xylospongia?

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Oops sorry, I should have posted it in the comments for that tune

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Well, that’s relief, Dave_h. I see from the pic that you posted that they’ve each have their own personal sponge …

… but what would a Roman do if he forgot to bring his sponge? Would he try to borrow one one from one of his fellow Romans?

Q. if so, is this this the origin of the term: “spongeing”?

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Hmm, what’s that bowl in the centre? The picture is sold as a postcard at most Roman sites in the UK. Gives the kids and grannies a giggle.

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Glad I asked now… 🙂 Gave me a good laugh. In the interest of having a low carbon footprint and saving the planet maybe we should all go over to Xylospongia!

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I don’t expect the sponges would like the prospect.

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‘Vipera berus berus’ is trhe name of our only venomous snake in the British Isles, the Adder or Northern viper _ i love ’em