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OUR CAT HAS KITTED. English, Old Hornpipe (3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody, according to Jamie Knowles, is a version of the English classic "Cheshire Rounds (1)," and is contained in the Joseph Kershaw manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddler who lived in Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, in the 19th century, and his manuscript dates from around 1820 onwards.

Source for notated version: Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 2. Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985 (appears as 2nd of 3 "Cheshire Round" melodies).

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: EFDSSCD13, Rising Sun Band - "Hardcore English" (2007. Various artists). Folksound FSCD37, Rising Sun Band - "Setting it Right." Highpoint HPO 6012, "Waterson-Carthy/The Definitive Collection" (2005). Topic Records TSCD 536, Waterson/Carthy - "Broken Ground" (1999).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played by Dr. Faustus on youtube.com [1] (last tune in set)




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