Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Hi everyone, I’m a new member. I’ve been looking for a recording of the song that is in Mel Bay’s Deluxe Tinwhistle Book as "Hare in the Corn." Of course I discovered that there are many tunes that have been recorded under this name.

The Mel Bay tune is really nice, it is a jig in A minor. Does this tune go under an alternate title (or more than one alternate title?)

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

You might want to refer to the Book Nook section of The Session Shoppe. Here’s a link, it’s about halfway down the page:

http://joefago.com/SessionShoppe_StPatSale_CDs_%26_Books.html

It’s my understanding that this particular volume has an extensive discography and may be able to help.

Good luck!

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Thank-you fidkid, you have really made me feel welcome.

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

A quick look through abcnotation.com suggests there are about three basically different tunes with this title, none of them in the minor. Looks like Mel Bay got the title wrong.

Try searching here:

http://www.folktunefinder.com/

and see what alternate titles come up.

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Thanks Jack and Smash the Windows, those links were genuinely helpful. Using the note entry methods (the keyboard) I came up with lots of hits, all called "The Hare in the Corn" and were the same as the Mel Bay’s Deluxe Whistle Book jig in Am.

One of them included the information that in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland it was called "The Hare in the Corn No. 2."

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

That’s exactly what he DOESN’T want to do, given that name seems to be wrong.

Search on the "up-down-same" pattern instead.

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Searching YouTube for "The Hare in the Corn No. 2" gives some astonishingly unhelpful links. (That kind of thing has been happening a lot lately - anybody know why? Porn spam is one thing, but classic audiobook spam?)

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

But it IS a classic audiobook Jack! You know, about that time when the hare was in the corn AGAIN.

I still listen to my favourite book at night, that one where Paddy Fahy does something for the 4th time.

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Stephen, you will find a lot times where different tunes share the same name, and different names share the same tunes. It is one of the things that makes life interesting for those who love The Music.
Welcome to the website!

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn ~ D Mixolydian

"Mel Bay’s Deluxe Tinwhistle Songbook" by Patrick Conway
MelBay, 1982

Page 61

1:
T: Hare in the Corn, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMix
|: A |\
BAB c2 A | BAB c2 A | BdB AFD | EFE E2 c |
BAB c2 A | BAB c2 A | BdB AFA | DED D2 :|
|: G |\
F2 A AFA | BGB AFA | BdB AFD | EFE E2 G |
F2 A AFA | BGB AFA | BdB AFA | DED D2 :|
|: g |\
fdd edd | fdd d2 A | BdB AFD | EFE E2 G |
fdd edd | fdB AFA | DFA deg | fdd d2 |]

And a bit on the quirky side, especially with the unrepeating 3rd part. While an interesting tune/melody, Pat Conway’s offerings in print are not in the top 20 worthwhile and recommended publications to do with Irish traditional music, or learning the whistle…

O’Neill’s ~

In the O’Neill collections the C/3rd part repeats…

| EFE E2 g | ~ & O’Neill again… :-/

B- part, 4th bar, slipped, that G should be g…

No surprise here, Pat just copied his transcription note-for-note from O’Neill, and then forgot to add the repeat sign at the end of the third part…

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

Also, the 3rd part of the Conway transcrption begins without the |: I automatically added - without thinking… :-P

g |\

Unfortunately, I can’t think of anyone having recorded this one. Maybe a surf through YouTube and you’ll find someone playing it? I did a quick look through some things but no luck… Sorry.

“Hare in the Corn” ~ this one, 1883

X: 1
T: Hare in the Corn, The
B: "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection", 1883, page 108
B: http://violinsheetmusic.org/collections/ryans-mammoth-collection.pdf
N: Ryan’s has the tune with two sharps, D Major, but all the Cs are made natural
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
|: uB |\
(BA).B c2 A | (BA).B c2 A | BdB AFD | (EF).E E2 c |
(BA).B c2 A | (BA).B c2 A | BdB AFA | (DE).D D2 :|
|: uG |\
F2 A (AF).A | BGB AFA | BdB AFD | EFE E2 G |
F2 A (AF).A | BGB AFA | BdB AFA | (DE).D D2 :|
|: ug |\
fdd edd | (fd).d d2 A | BdB AFD | (EF).E E2 g |
fdd edd | fdB AFA | DFA deg | fdd d2 :|

This is one of those ‘borrowed’ by O’Neill, note-for-note, for his collections from a collection that was available in his time…

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn ~ | EFE E2 g | ~ C/3rd part :-/

C/3rd- part, 4th bar, slipped, that G should be g… And I slipped above by saying it was the "B-part". The B/2nd-part remains G, not g ~ ~ | EFE E2 G | ~ as also you’ll see is the case with the Ryan transcription just given…

Sorry, I still haven’t found a recording of this… Here’s hoping someone else has luck there.

“The Hare in the Corn”

Submitted on August 10th 2012 by ceolachan.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/12124

Maybe that will also help pull out some recordings of this if there are any out there? ~ there must be?

Re: Mel Bay’s Hare in the Corn

I thought Mel Bay was the guy who did all those voices in the cartoons ?

Cartoon voices ~

Mel Blanc

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