The King’s Fancy jig

Also known as Blue Angel, The Blue Angel, King’s Favorite, The King’s Favorite, King’s Favourite, The King’s Favourite, Liam King’s.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cuil Aodha (a few times), Biddy From Sligo (a few times) and The Winding Road (a few times).

The King’s Fancy has been added to 5 tune sets.

The King's Fancy has been added to 106 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

X: 1
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:B/2c/2 | dcB BAB | GBe FBd | EGc DFB | cAF gfe |
dcB BAB | GBe FBd | EGc DFB | cAF B2 :|
|: B/2c/2 | dBG G^FG | DGB dBG |A^FD cAF | ded cBA |
dBG G^FG | DGB dBG | A^FD ded | cBA G2 :|
X: 2
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d/2e/2|fed dcd|Bdg Adf|GBe FAd|ecA bag|
fed dcd|Bdg Adf|GBe FAd|ecA d2:|
|:d/2e/2|fdB B^AB|FBd fdB|c^AF ecA|fgf edc|
fdB B^AB|FBd fdB|c^AF fgf|edc B2:|
X: 3
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:c/2d/2|edc cBc|Acf Gce|FAd EGc|dBG agf|
edc cBc|Acf Gce|FAd EGc|dBG c2:|
|:c/2d/2|ecA A^GA|EAc ecA|B^GE dBG|efe dcB|
ecA A^GA|EAc ecA|B^GE efe|dcB A2:|
X: 4
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|f2d dcd|Bgg Aff|Gee Fdd|eca bag|
fed dB=c|BgB AfA|GeG FAd|cBc d2:|
|fdB B^AB|dcB fdB|cAF edc|fgf edc|
fdB B^AB|dcB fdB|cAF fag|fed ecA||
f2d dcd|Bgg Aff|Gee Fdd|eca bag|
fed dB=c|BgB AfA|GeG FAd|cBc d2:|
X: 5
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2e |:fdd dcd | Bdd Add | Gdd Fdd | cBA bag |!
fdd dcd | Bdg Adf |GBe FAd | eBc d2e :!
: fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF FEF |fgf edc |!
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF fge | dBB B3 :|
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X: 6
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e | fdd dcd | Bgg Aff | gfe fed | cBA a2 g |
fdd dcd | Bgg Aff | gfe fed | cBc d2 :|
K: Bmin
|: e | fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF FEF | f2 f edc |
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cBA f2 f | edc B2 :|
X: 7
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | f2 d dcd | Bgg Aff | Gee Fdd | cBA bag |
f2 d dcd | Bgg A2 f | Gee F2 d | cBc d2 :|
K: Bmin
|: c | fdB B^AB | fdB Bcd | c^AF F^EF | fgf edc |
fdB B^AB | fdB BB/c/d | c^AF gfe | dB^A B2 :|
X: 8
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | f2 d dcd | Bdg Adf | GBe FAd | c^Bc =bag |
f2 d dcd | Bdg A2 f | GBe F2 d | c^Bc d2 :|
K: Bmin
|: c | fdB B^AB | fdB B2 d | c^AF FGF | fgf edc |
fdB B^AB | fdB BB/c/d | c2 F gfe | dB^A B2 :|
X: 9
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | f2 d dcd | Bdg A2 f | GBe F2 d | c^Bc =bb/a/g |
f2 d dcd | B/c/dg A2 f | G/A/Be F2 d | c^Bc d2 :|
K: Bmin
|: c | f2 B B^AB | fdB B^AB | c2 F F^EF | f/g/af edc |f2 B B2 B |
fdB BB/c/d |1 c2 F gfe | dB^A B2 :|2 c2 g fec | dB^A B2 ||
X: 10
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
cd |: edc cBc | Acf Gce | FAd EGc | dBG g^f=f |
edc cBc | Acf Gce | FAd EGc | dBG c2d :|
edc cBc | ecA cBA | B^GE dB^G | efe dcB |
edc cBc | ecA cBA | B^GE edB | cAA A2 :|
# Added by hetty .
X: 11
T: The King's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:d|e2c cBc |Acf Gce|FAd EGc|BAG agf|
e2c cBc |Acf Gce|FAd EGc|BAB c2:|
|:f|ecA A^GA|ecA ABc|B^GE EGB|efe dcd|
ecA A^GA|ecA ABc|B^GE edB|cAA A2:|

Seventeen comments

Gminor

well the second part is in Gminor but the first part seems to be Bflat.

Thanks A Million!

That’s it - I only had a faint memory of it & assumed it was in D/Bm but Bb/Gm works well too. I think I’ll learn it in both keys as it’s a killer tune & D/Bm would be a little more session friendly.

ABC’s for The King’s Fancy Jig in D

I just transposed your setting to D/Bm

T:The King’s Fancy
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:D
|:d/2e/2|fed dcd|Bdg Adf|GBe FAd|ecA bag|
fed dcd|Bdg Adf|GBe FAd|ecA d2:|
|:d/2e/2|fdB B^AB|FBd fdB|c^AF ecA|fgf edc|
fdB B^AB|FBd fdB|c^AF fgf|edc B2:|

Key of C/Aminor

X:1
T:The King’s Fancy
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:C
|:c/2d/2|edc cBc|Acf Gce|FAd EGc|dBG agf|
edc cBc|Acf Gce|FAd EGc|dBG c2:|
|:c/2d/2|ecA A^GA|EAc ecA|B^GE dBG|efe dcB|
ecA A^GA|EAc ecA|B^GE efe|dcB A2:|
Here it is in C. I find the transition from A to b unfriendly? (ok shouldnt admit it).

Blue angel, The ( The King’s Fancy )

T:Blue angel, The ( The King’s Fancy )
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:mcconnel, cathal & morton, robin - irish jubilee
R:jig
Z:gm
K:D
e|f2d dcd|Bgg Aff|Gee Fdd|eca bag|
fed dB=c|BgB AfA|GeG FAd|cBc d2:|
|fdB B^AB|dcB fdB|cAF edc|fgf edc|
fdB B^AB|dcB fdB|cAF fag|fed ecA||
"coda"
f2d dcd|Bgg Aff|Gee Fdd|eca bag|
fed dB=c|BgB AfA|GeG FAd|cBc d2:|

It’s "King’s Fancy" with no "The". King is the surname of the composer.

Interesting…

So who was "King", Dow" ? Hadn’t noticed this before.

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From Fiddler’s Companion: "Composed by the late Liam King, a piano player who lived in Belfast and Dublin".

I’d be happy to go with that unless someone could prove otherwise…

Thanks..

OK by me - any idea when that would have been ?

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T:The Blue Angel
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:D
d2e |:fdd dcd | Bdd Add | Gdd Fdd | cBA bag |!
fdd dcd | Bdg Adf |GBe FAd | eBc d2e :!
: fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF FEF |fgf edc |!
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF fge | dBB B3 :|

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“Blue Angel” / “The King’s Fancy” / “The Flying Crowbar” ~ a rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on December 1st 2008 by TheCurvyFiddle.
~ /tunes/9136

X: 6
T: Blue Angel
T: King’s Fancy, The
T: Flying Crowbar, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: e |\
fdd dcd | Bgg Aff | gfe fed | cBA a2 g |
fdd dcd | Bgg Aff | gfe fed | cBc d2 :|
|: e |\
|:fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF FEF | f2f edc |
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cBA f2 f | edc B2 :|

The Flying Crowbar

Sorry if this isn’t 100% - this is my first go at transcribing.
This is my go at the jig on youtube played by Mairéad Corridan and Evelyn Healy

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=9XPY1qp1Hsk


# Posted on December 1st 2008 by TheCurvyFiddle

NOTE: TheCurvyFiddle’s transcript was originally without the lead-ins (|: e |\) and had that e instead as part of the final bars of both the A & B parts of the tune ~ d2e :|

“Blue Angel” / “King’s Fancy-Favorite-Favourite” ~ another take

We first learned this one from musicians in New England, the Northeast of the U.S.A., and later we also heard it and played it on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada… Here are some of the ways we eventually played this one, basics ~

X: 7
T: Blue Angel
C: Liam King
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
f2 d dcd | Bgg Aff | Gee Fdd | cBA bag |
f2 d dcd | Bgg A2 f | Gee F2 d | cBc d2 :|
K: Bmin
|: c |\
fdB B^AB | fdB Bcd | c^AF F^EF | fgf edc |
fdB B^AB | fdB BB/c/d | c^AF gfe | dB^A B2 :|

|: |: ~ correction 😏

TheCurvyFiddle transcript above, I forgot to eliminate that repeat sign in the B-part when adding the lead-in…

|: e |\
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cAF FEF | f2 f edc |
fdB BAB | fdB Bcd | cBA f2 f | edc B2 :|

“Blue Angel” / “King’s Fancy-Favorite-Favourite” ~ remembering more ways

X: 8
T: Blue Angel
C: Liam King
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
f2 d dcd | Bdg Adf | GBe FAd | c^Bc =bag |
f2 d dcd | Bdg A2 f | GBe F2 d | c^Bc d2 :|
|: c |\
fdB B^AB | fdB B2 d | c^AF FGF | fgf edc |
fdB B^AB | fdB BB/c/d | c2 F gfe | dB^A B2 :|

But, if changing to a tune we sometimes played with this one in a set, the B-part again, but with a second ending:

|: c |\
fdB B^AB | fdB B2 d | c^AF FGF | f2 f edc |
fdB B2 B | fdB BB/c/d |[1 c2 F gfe | dB^A B2 :|[2 fgf edc | dfe dcB |]

into "Cape Breton’s Own"
A3 G3 | FAd fdA | GAc edc | dfe dcB | ~
https://thesession.org/tunes/3519/comments

& this in close relationship, the other way round:
"The Champion Jig"
C: attributed to Dan Hughie MacEachern, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Key signature: e minor
Submitted on June 13th 2001 by Will CPT
https://thesession.org/tunes/137

No bad. A tune that knows how to address to one’s fancy.

The King’s Favourite

Having just added a setting for this tune please note that it is in McNulty’s in the key of Bb major.
The key of ‘C’ is more convenient for me to play on my B/C/C#, haven’t mastered Bb yet.
Of the ones here this is my favourite setting, obviously as I am biased. I play it fairly steadily, a slow jig.
Am now looking for one to put with it, either before or after. Any suggestions from anyone?

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