Belle Gigue jig

Also known as Belle Gigue à Baptiste, La Belle Gigue, La Belle Gigue à Baptiste.

Belle Gigue has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Belle Gigue
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFG BAG|cBc edB|dBd ABc|1 dBG {A}G2D:|2 dBG {A}Gef||
gag {fg}fed|cBc edB|dBB {d}BAG|FDA FED|
gag {fg}fed|cBc edB|dBd ABc|dBG{A}Gef|
gag {fg}fed|cBc edB|dBB {d}BAG|FDA FED|
GFG BAG|cBc edB|dBd ABc|dBG {A}G2 D||

Three comments

Belle Gigue

This is an old Acadian dance jig. I’m sure it’s a forgotten Irish Jig because the patterns are alike, you can easily add rolls, and our ancesters have learned their jigs from the irish settlers . If anybody has a name for it, he or she is more than wellcome.

Re: Belle Gigue

Robin LeBlanc & Nicolas Basque have recorded this on their album Sur l’an premier (track 15b @1:29) as Baptiste à Ned en G

Re: Belle Gigue

Robin LeBlanc learned this jig from me. Baptiste à Ned is the old man who taught it to me.