Cat's Bagpipes (The)

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X:1 T:Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:A version of Joyce's "Cat's Bagpipes" S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 142. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DDD FDF|ECE G2E|DDD FDF|AGF BGE| DDD FDF|ECE G2E|A2B c2A|d2A GED:| |:dAG FDF|ECE G2E|dAG FDF|AGF AGE| dAG FDF|ECE G2E|A2B c2A|d2A GED:| |:ddd fdf|ece g2e|ddd fdf|agf bge| ddd fdf|ece g2e|A2B c2A|d2A GED:| |:~A2G FDF|ECE G2E|~A2G FDF|AGF BGE| ~A2G FDF|ECE G2E|A2B c2A|d2A GEC:|]



CAT'S BAGPIPES, THE. AKA and see "Humors of Clare." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune is called "Jackson's Rolling Pin" in Cooke's Collection of Favourite Country Dances for 1797, and a similar title, "Jackson's Rolling Jig" is the name of the tune in the Boston-published Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). The four-part tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman as an untitled jig (vol. 3, p. 142). Francis O'Neill prints a three-part version in his Dance Music of Ireland (1907) as "Humors of Clare." See also the related "Hush the Cat."


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Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 701, p. 351.






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