Notated Music Jump Jim Crow [music transcription]

Format Notated Music
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Rice, Tom
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Notated Music
Sheet Music
Jump Jim Crow [music transcription]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Rice, Tom, 1808-1860 (Composer)
Created / Published
[Between 1966 and 1968]
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Clogs
-  Ethnography
-  Sheet Music
-  Music score
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Sheet Music
Music score
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r-1
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-2)
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QR (abac abde qrsc)
-  Compass: 11 (14 including drone on the low A on the G-string)
-  Handwritten: Recorded: aabaaba. [mistake]
-  Composed by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice, 183-?
-  "Jump Jim Crow" has its origins in the minstrel stage, where the tune was used for an often extravagant or elaborate set dance. The song and dance were created by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice in the later 1830s. The published versions show connections to Henry Reed's set, but they are also different in many respects--frequently a bit rough and angular--suggesting that the folk process has extracted some grace from the angularity of the minstrel originals. The pace in this set is slower than in typical breakdown tunes, suggesting its use in a clog or other slower-paced fancy dance.
manuscript; 1 page
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 15a
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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