Hare in the Corn (3)
X:1 T:Hare in the Corn , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 63, p. 25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|BGB cde|gdc B2G|cec dBg|cAA A2c| BGB def|gdc B2G|Aag fef|gGG G2:| |:c|dBB GBB|dBB GBB|cAA FAA|cAA FAA| dBB ecc|fdd gee|dBB cAf|gGG G2:|]
HARE IN THE CORN , THE (An Giorria San Arbhar). AKA - "Hare amang the Corn (The)." AKA and see "Absent Minded Man (The)," "Fhiach an Mhada Rua," "Hare in the Corner," "House in the Corner (The)," "Hunt of the Hound and the Hare (The)," "Little House Around the Corner (1)," "O As I was Kissed Yestreen (2)," "Royal Irish Jig (The)," "Seamus Ennis's Jig." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Lowe): AA'BB' : AABBCC (Kennedy, O'Farrell). O'Neill's names for the tune are "Absent Minded Man (The)," "House in the Corner (The)," "Little House Around the Corner (1)," "Royal Irish Jig (The)" and "O As I was Kissed Yestreen (2)." R.M. Levey also gives it as "House in the Corner (The)." Brendan Breathnach identifies the tune as the jig in the set piece "Hunt of the Hound and Hare (The)" in Feldman & O'Doherty's Northern Fiddler. He also remarks that Seamus Ennis employed a version of "Hare in the Corn" as an overture to programmatic piece "Foxhunt (The)." O'Neill (1922) remarks: "A rather florid setting of 'The Hare in the Corn', procured 'from a piper in 1800" is printed in Bunting's Ancient Music of Ireland, published in 1840, with notation 'Author and date unknown'. The name is not indexed in any of the Petrie or Joyce Collections. The setting was taken from Galwegian publisher James Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 (1797). Identical to Aird's version is the one contained in the John Rook (Wigton area, Cumbria) music manuscript collection, 1840. American versions of the tune can also be found in manuscript collections as well as in printed volumes. The jig appears, for example, in the music manuscript collections of flute player Henry Beck (1786), John Gaylord Jr. (Conn., 1816), Luther Kingsley (Mansfield, Conn., 1755), and Whittier Perkins (Mass., 1790). In Scotland it was entered into the c. 1785 music manuscript collection of 'pastoral' piper John Sutherland, of Aberdeenshire (the pastoral pipes were a precursor to the smallpipes). The jig is also known as "Hare in the Corner." Miller prints a variant with a different second strain.