Queen’s jig

Also known as Queen’s Jigg.

Queen's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Queen's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | d2e fdf | g3 fga | fgf e2d | e3 A2 A |
d2e fdf | g3 fga | fgf e2d | d3-d2 :|
|:a | aba g2f | g3 fga | fgf e2d | e3 A2 a |
aba g2f | g3 fga | fgf e2d | d3-d2 :|

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Queen’s Jig

No connection whatsover with Queen’s hornpipe that is already posted to session.org.

Occasionally played at the Tuesday session at the Golden Guinea pub in Redcliffe, Bristol (UK).

A very simple tune, and yet it somwhow seems to punch a little above its weight.

And a very old tune (early 18th century) - first published in Playford’s Dancing Master as "Queen’s Jigg" in 1703.

It seems likely that the "Queen" refers to Quen Anne, who ascended the throne in 1702.