The Cow That Ate The Blanket jig

Also known as The Cat That Ate The Candle, Joe Bane’s, John Healy’s, Kinnegad, The Kinnegad, Kitty Come Over, Sarsfield’s.

There are 43 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cow That Ate The Blanket has been added to 89 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cow That Ate The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A | B2 A BGD | GAG GBd | ege dBG | ABA ABc |
B2 A BGD | GAG GBd | ege dBA | BGF G2 :|
|:d | gfg efg | eag fed | gfg edB | BAG ABc |
B2 A BGD | GAG GBd | ege dBA | BGF G2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Cow That Ate The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|B2 A BGD|GAG GBd|ege dBG|ABA AGA|
!B2 A BGD|GAG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G:|
!|:Bd|g2 g efg|eag fed|g2 g edB|BAG ABc|
!B2 A BGD|GAG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G:|
ABC

Seven comments

Sarsfield’s Cat & Cow Diet ~ in triplicate, at least:

"The Cat That Ate The Candle"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 11th 2003 by milesnagopaleen.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1430

"Sarsfield’s Jig"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 5th 2003 by nobu.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1801

~ & as a Reel / Fling (16-bar):
"The Holloway Road Fling"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 2nd 2004 by slainte.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3240

This appears on Mary & Andrew MacNamara’s CD "Open Hearth" as Joe Bane’s Jig (though if you click on the link from that page, it takes you to a Joe Bane’s Reel). They play it in F.

F! It’s one of special keys in East Clare.

I learned it in 1997 from Buddy Flanagan who has a hostel in Doolin. He plays banjo. Never could find it again tilI heard the MacNamaras CD
Great on Anglo C/G Concertina fits ‘NUF’ (Nicely under the fingers)
Mike

Gan Ainm

I found this tune played by Owenmore ceili band in a collection by Various Artists. This is the 1st jig in a set of three.

Gan Ainm/The Cow That Ate The Blanket

Do you know how to check to see if a tune is already here, Osvaldo? If, for example you entered the first bar of your tune into the search box, the only tune that comes us is "The Cow That Ate the Blanket". Now that you’re submitting many tunes which are already here, it might be an idea to get used to doing some searches first.