The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia jig

Also known as The Champagne Jig Goes To Columbia, Cuz’s Big Liz.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia has been added to 151 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de|:f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|FAd dcd| ecA gfe|
f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|EDf dAF|1 EDC Dde:|2 EDC DFA||
d3 afd|cBA ecA|BAG dBG|FED EFA|
f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|FDf dAF|1 EDC EFA:|2 FDC D3||
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X: 2
T: The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|~f3 dAF|ABd F2E|FAd dcd|ecA gfe|
~f3 dAF|ABd F2E|EDf dAF|EDC D :|
|:FA|d2d afd|cBA ecA|BAG dBG|FED EFA|
~f3 dAF|ABd F2E|EDf dAF|EDC D :|
X: 3
T: The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de|:f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|FAd dB/c/d| ecA gfe|
f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|EDf dAF|1 EDE Dde:|2 EDE DFA||
|:dB/c/d afd|cBA ecA|BAG dBG|FED EFA|
f3 dAF|ABd F2 E|FDf dAF|1 E3 EFA:|2 FDE D3||
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Ten comments

A nice jig composed by the renouned American fiddler Liz Carrol. I found it on her site, where you can get a bunch of her hand-written tunes. The long notes (3) I roll. I haven’t had it long enough to have added any other ornimentation. Enjoy!

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Listen closley to the way Liz Carrol plays this tune. It’s not really a jig at all, but something with a rythm all of its own. Also, watch out for the really snappy fast rolls

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Oh, and learn the next tune too, they really do have to go together

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The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia

The F at the start of the second last bar of the second part should be an E.

This tune appears (credited to Liz) in Cuz Teahan’s The Road to Glountane as "Cuz’s Big Liz". "Big Liz" was apparently one of Cuz’s accordions.

The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia, X:2

I commonly write out tunes without double endings by using pick-up notes instead.
That seemed to match what I hear being played. I also tweaked a couple of spots to more
closely match, again what I believe I hear. Now there’s no doubt that there’s quite a
bit a variation going on and so to simply play this as written again and again would
also not match what Liz Carroll does with the tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XjMwfAy2TQ

Re: The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia

Idle curiosity, but someone must have asked the composer about the title. Something about Champaign, Illinois and one of the 30 or so Columbias in the USA? Is there a story here? Can anyone tell us?

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