The Portland Fancy jig

Also known as Sugar.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Portland Fancy has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Portland Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E2A E2A|EAB c2c|dcd Bcd|f2e cAF|
E2A E2A|EAB c2c|dcd EF^G|AcB Ace|
a2a ^gag|fdf e2c|dcd Bcd|cde f2e|
a2a ^gag|fdf e2c|dcd EF^G|AcB AF=G|
ABc d2e|f2g a3|efg Ade|f2d AFG|
ABc d2e|f2g a3|efg ABc|d2f d3|
F2A F2A|FAd f3|ece gec|dfe dAG|
F2A F2A|FAd f3|ece gec|d3 d3||
X: 2
T: The Portland Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G|"G"D2G D2G|DGA B3|"Am"cBc "D7"ABc|"G"e2d B2G|
"G"D2G D2G|DGA B3|"Am"cBc "D7"DEF|[1"G"GBA G2 :|[2"G"GBA G2||
|: d |"G"g3 "D"f3|"C"ece "G"d3|"Am"cBc "D7"ABc|"G"e2 d B2 d|
"G"g3 "D"f3|"C"ece "G"d3|"Am"cBc "D7"DEF|[1"G"GBA G2 :|[2"G"GBA G3|]
# Added by earle .

Five comments

From an old collection of New England fiddle music

1983, first edition ~ "New England Fiddler’s Repertoire"

Randy Miller & Jack Perron, 1983 / 2nd edition 2003

Page 52: " Portland Fancy"

"168 classic traditional contra dance melodies, from Batchelder’s Reel to Money Musk to Portland Fancy and beyond — the standard contra tunes in one source. The second edition of NEFR is produced with assistance from the Gadd/Merrill Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. Edited by Robert Bley-Vroman and Randy Miller; introduction by Newt Tolman."

~ also from the work of New England fiddler & pianist Randy Miller:
"Irish Traditional Fiddle Music"

I’ve also heard it on a Yetties cd, in a set with Tars of the Victory. Their version doesn’t deviate much from what’s here.