17th century - Anon
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Kemp's Jig was written by an anonymous composer in tribute to the actor Will Kemp who danced (jigged) all the way from London to Norwich in 1600. It's typical of the style of the period. As a guitar arrangement, it's a good introduction to the second position of the fretboard (position II) reading and playing. Make sure to make the most of the hammer-ons, and for a more lute-like sound, try playing it with a capo placed around fret 3, 4 or 5.