The Fat Man’s Fancy jig

The Fat Man's Fancy has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Fat Man's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:E|A3 BAB| ce/f/g agf| gec BGE| AcA BGE|
A3 BAB| ce/f/g agf|gec BGE| AcB A2:|
c|: f2f fec| efg agf|agf edc|BcB Bce|
f2f fec| efg a2 b| c'ba gba| gfg a3:|

Two comments

The Fat Man’s Fancy

Came across this while thumbing through O’Neil’s. I have not found it either here or on any recordings, even Youtube (gasp!). Maybe it has another name?

I have been enjoying it, despite (because of?) the strange A section. That ceg arpeggio is especially weird sounding. Like many things in O’Neil’s it gives the impression that the key signature is wrong, but it doesn’t make any more sense in Mixolydian, Dorian or minor. Anyway the B section is great. As a fat man myself I may have to change my posting name to the Fancy Fat Man.

Re: The Fat Man’s Fancy

I think you might be over-analyzing the tune. I think it sounds fine and don’t find anything weird about it all. Referring to The Fiddlers Companion http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers:

FAT MAN’S FANCY, THE (Roga An Fir Rogmar). Irish, Double Jig. A Major. Standard tuning. ABB. The ‘A’ part is shared with “Jackson’s Bottle of Claret.” Source for notated version: Stack [O’Neill]. O’Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 907, pg. 169.

The Fiddlers Companion doesn’t say anything about the B part. There are no incidences of "Roga An Fir Rogmar" on YouTube either.

There are several examples of “Jackson’s Bottle of Claret" on YouTube. That’s sort of halfway to what you were looking for.