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CAT IN THE CORNER [1], THE (An Cat Annsa Cuine). AKA and see "Felix the Wrestler," "Lady Charlotte Murray (1), "O'Mahoney's Frolics," "O'Shaughnessy's," "Puss in the Corner." Irish, Double Jig. D Major (O'Neill): D Mixolydian (Mulvihill, O'Malley). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill): AABB' (Mulvihill): AA'BB' (O'Malley). Mulvihill turns it into a double-tonic melody. The tune was claimed by Niel Gow as "Lady Charlotte Murray (1)" or "Lady Charlotte Murray's Favorite" and first appears in print in his collection. As "O'Mahoney's Frolics" the tune was recorded by Seán Ó Riada's group Ceoltóirí Cualann. Frank Quinn recorded a different "Cat in the Corner" in 1923 as part of a medley.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "From my mother" [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 49, p. 75. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 101, p. 51. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 36. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 871, p. 162. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 129, p. 36. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 104.

Recorded sources: - Cló Iar-Chonnachta Records, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001). Green Linnett GLCD 1181, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill - "The Lonesome Touch" (1997). Joe Burke (et al) - "The Big Squeeze" (1988)



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