Annotation:Gigue des sucres

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X:1 T:Gigue des sucres S:From the repertory of Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard, via a tutorial by S:Courtney Drew (Cookshire-Eaton, Québec) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D2G D2G|DGA B3|cBc ABc|(e/f/e)d B2G| D2G D2G|DGA B3|cBc DFA|1GBA GFE:|2 GBA GBd|| |:{f}g3 f3|ege d2B|cBc ABc|(e/f/e)d B2G| gag fgf|ege d2B|cBc DFA|1 GBA GBd:|2 G3-G3|]

GIGUE DES SUCRES. AKA - "Reel des sucres." French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The two strains of "Gigue des sucres" are identical to the first two strains of the New England jig "Portland Fancy (1)," while Jean Duval notes melodic similarity with "Haymaker's Jig (1)." Allard, who lived, worked and played in the United States for many years, may have picked up the tune while in New England.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 9. Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1876-1947), 2018; No. 103, p. 49. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 80.

Recorded sources : - Victor 263932-b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1934).

See also listing at :
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