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Dave (Bridge) Origin of the word 'gig' (47) RE: Origin of the word 'gig' 04 Dec 08


The Negro musicians used to play in the streets and get moved on or arrested as it was illegal. They then contrived to play on a small cart called a 'gig' which was easier to move and enabled a faster get away. Thus 'going on a gig' or doing a gig. This is my understanding of the term.


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