Gigue Des Sucres jig

Also known as Portland Fancy, The Portland Fancy, Sugar.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Gigue Des Sucres has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Gigue Des Sucres
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||
2
X: 2
T: Gigue Des Sucres
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 .
3
X: 3
T: Gigue Des Sucres
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 G D2 G | DGA B2 B | cBc ABc | e2 d BGE |
D2 G D2 G | DGA B2 B | cBc DEF | GBA GBd ||
g2 g fgf | ece d2 B | cBc ABc | Bcd e2 d |
g2 g fgf | ece d2 B | cBc DEF | GBA GE=F ||
K: Cmaj
GAB c2 d | e2 f g3 | def Gcd | e2 c GEF |
GAB c2 d | e2 f g3 | def GAB | c2 e c3 ||
E2 G E2 G | EGc e3 | dBd fdB | ced cGF |
E2 G E2 G | EGc e3 | dBd fdB | c3- c3 |]
4
X: 4
T: Gigue Des Sucres
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GG/F/E |: D2 G DGG | DGA B3 | c>Bc ABc | e2 d BGE |
D2 G D2 G | DGA B2 B | cBc DEF |[1 GBA G2 F/E/ :|[2 GBA GB/c/d ||
|: g2 g fgf | e/f/ge d2 B | c>Bc ABc | BB/c/d e2 f |
gbg f2 d | ece d2 B | cBc DEF |[1 GBA GBd :|[2 GBA |]
5
X: 5
T: Gigue Des Sucres
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F | E2 A E2 A | EAB c3 | dcd Bcd | f2 e cAF |
E2 A E2 A | EAB c2 c | dcd EFG | AcB A2 :|
|: e | a3 gag | fdf e3 | dcd Bcd | cde f2 e |
a2 a g2 g | fdf e3 | dcd EFG | AcB A2 :|
6
X: 6
T: Gigue Des Sucres
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 G D2 G | DGA B3 | cBc ABc | e2 d B2 G |
D2 G D2 G | DGA B3 | cBc DFA | GBA G3 :|
|: g3 faf | ece d3 | cBc ABc | e2 d B2 G |
g3 faf | ece d3 | cBc DFA | GBA G3 :|

Nine 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"

https://www.fiddlecasebooks.com
https://www.fiddlecasebooks.com/store/c2/Books.html
https://www.fiddlecasebooks.com/store/p1/New_England_Fiddler’s_Repertoire.html

"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.

X: 4 "The Portland Fancy"

earle’s transcription ( X: 2 ) in line with the Miller/Perron ( X: 1 ) - for comparison’s sake, with a few variations…

X: 6 "Gigue Des Sucres" - composed by Joseph Allard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Allard_(fiddler)
See earle’s Youtube link above…that transcription minus chords…
Recording - Joseph Allard: Gigue des sucres
Record label: Victor 263932-b (78 rpm), 1934
From the collection: Folklore Quebecois Musique
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsXvA0r4Q4v6kUQcBh7Nzg

I have a slew of Allard’s recordings and I think even a few publications. I’ll have to go searching to see if there’s anything else to add…