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Posted by
jeff (aka dogilicious) (Millerstown, PA, United States) on 4 November 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The limberjack, known variously as a jig doll, slapjack, jiggerman, limberjim, limberjill, dancin' dan, paddle puppet and yankee-doodle dancer, is a wooden musical instrument which consists of a doll with loose joints on the end of a long stick, the legs of which the performer causes to tap rhythmically on a thin wooden board as if clogging. It is particularly popular in the U.S. region of Appalachia.


This one was being played by a student in my school at a musical assembly.

OLYMPUS E-500 1/160 second F/4.2 ISO 320 113 mm

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Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Well you learn something everyday! Wonderful shot and great info:-)

4 Nov 2009 7:34am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I saw this stuff here , but I did not know the story about it :)) Thanks for it ! Lovely tones in this shot !

4 Nov 2009 2:23pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Never heard of one,great to see one.A lovely warm toned shot.

4 Nov 2009 2:55pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Thanks for the information Jeff :) Very cool that your student plays one. What a great shot!

4 Nov 2009 9:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Cool capture.

4 Nov 2009 10:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous shot of this interesting piece of Americana.

4 Nov 2009 10:22pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Never heard of this instrument. Did this student play along with other instruments? Very neat...

5 Nov 2009 1:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a new one on me, too . . wish we had sound here !

6 Nov 2009 3:55pm

1/160 second
ISO 320
113 mm