The Fox Chase jig

Also known as The Foxchase.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Fox Chase has been added to 1 tune set.

The Fox Chase has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFD D3|AFD D3|
BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFd AFd|AFD D3:||
|:fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3|
fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3:||
|:BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFD D3|AFD D3|
BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFd AFd|AFD D3:||
|:fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3|
fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3:||
|:BGB def|gdc B3|GBd gdB|ecA AcA|
BGB def|gdc B3|GB/c/d gdc|BGF G3:||
|:d^cd G3|dB/^c/d G3|ece A3|ece A3|
d2B e2B|d2B e2B|def gdc|BGF G3:||
|:BGB def|gdc B3|GBd gdB|ecA AcA|
BGB def|gdc B3|GB/c/d gdc|BGF G3:||
|:d^cd G3|dB/^c/d G3|ece A3|ece A3|
d2B e2B|d2B e2B|def gdc|BGF G3:||
M: 4/4
D|:G2 GB d2 d2|dedB d2 BA|G2 Bd edBG|A4 G2 (3Bcd|
g3e f2 (3gfe|dedB A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2:||
D|:G2 GA B2 B2|c2 cA B2 B2|c2 cA BcBG|A4 G2 (3def|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2:||
D|:GABc d2 g2|e2 g2 d2 g2|GABc dedB|A4 G2 (3def|
g3a gfed|edBG A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
D|:GABc d2 g2|e2 g2 d2 g2|GABc dedB|A4 G2 (3GAB|
(3cde =f4 ed|e2 dB dBgB|A2 GE GABG|AA/B/ AB G2 G2||
BD G2 G2 G2|BD G2 G2 G2|Ad ed d2 d2|Ad ed d2 d2|
|DEFD E3F|ABcA dAFD|DEFD E3F|ABcA d2 d2|
DEFD E3F|ABcA dAFD|DEFD E3F|ABcA d2 d2||
|fA d2 d2 d2|fA d2 d2 d2|fA d2 d2 d2|=f4 ed e2|
dB dBgB A2|GE GABG AA/G/|AB G2 G4|gg/f/ g2 g4|
|gg/f/ g2 g4|bd g2 g4|bd g2 g4|d^c d2 d4|
d^c d2 d4|fA d2 d4|ad f2 f4|f4 f4|
M: 6/8
|:gdd Bdd|cdd Add|gdd Bdd|cdd Add|
gdd Bdd|cdd Add|gdd Bdd|cdd Add|d3d3||
M: 4/4
|:BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|
BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AGGE|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|AGBG cGBG|A2 A2 G2 (3def|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE| GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
a|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|
bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 agge|
dega bg g2|ag g2 bg g2|agbg c'3b|a2 a2 g4|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE| GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
A|DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|BGcG AGEG|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|edgB AG G2|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|aged edgB|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|edgB AG G2|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|aged edgB|
DEGA BG G2|bg g2 ag b2|DEGA BG G2|g3e fdcA|
DEGA BG G2|bg g2 ag b2|DEGA BG G2|g3e fdcA|
|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|
|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|
M: 3/4
K: Dmaj
|d4 dc|B4 BA|Bd d4|dc B4|
=B2 A4| A2 B2 BA| GE F2 A2|A4 B2|
=c4 B2|B2 BA GE|F2 A2 A2|d2 de f2|
f2 fe fa|a4 af|d2 c2 B2|g4 B2|
B2 A4|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|B2 =c4|
B4 BA| GE F2 A2|A2 Bd d2|c2 B4|
=B2 A4|B2 A4|B2 A4|B2 BA GE|
F2 A4|B2 =c4|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|
de f4|fe fa a2|a2 fd d2|c2 B2 g2|
g2 B2 =B2|A4 B2|BA GE F2| A4 B2|
=c4 B2|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|A4 A2||
M: 9/8
|: FGF FED G2 E | FGF FED E2 D | FGF FED G2 B | AFD DEF E2 D :|:
B=cB BAG FGA | B2 E E2 F G2 B | ABc dcB ABc | d2 D DEF E2 D :|:
fgf fed g2 e | fgf fed e2 d | fgf fed g2 b | afd def e2 d :|:
gfe dcB AGF | B2 E E2 F G2 B | ABc dcB ABc | d2 D DEF E2 D :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 2
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFD D3|AFD D3|
BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFd AFd|AFD D3:||
|:fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3|
fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3:||
|:BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFD D3|AFD D3|
BAG B2d|BAG B2d|AFd AFd|AFD D3:||
|:fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3|
fef a2f|(3f/g/f/ef d2 f|(3f/g/f/ef afd|AFD D3:||
|:BGB def|gdc B3|GBd gdB|ecA AcA|
BGB def|gdc B3|GB/c/d gdc|BGF G3:||
|:d^cd G3|dB/^c/d G3|ece A3|ece A3|
d2B e2B|d2B e2B|def gdc|BGF G3:||
|:BGB def|gdc B3|GBd gdB|ecA AcA|
BGB def|gdc B3|GB/c/d gdc|BGF G3:||
|:d^cd G3|dB/^c/d G3|ece A3|ece A3|
d2B e2B|d2B e2B|def gdc|BGF G3:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2 GB d2 d2|dedB d2 BA|G2 Bd edBG|A4 G2 (3Bcd|
g3e f2 (3gfe|dedB A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2:||
D|:G2 GA B2 B2|c2 cA B2 B2|c2 cA BcBG|A4 G2 (3def|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2:||
D|:GABc d2 g2|e2 g2 d2 g2|GABc dedB|A4 G2 (3def|
g3a gfed|edBG A2 GE|GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
D|:GABc d2 g2|e2 g2 d2 g2|GABc dedB|A4 G2 (3GAB|
(3cde =f4 ed|e2 dB dBgB|A2 GE GABG|AA/B/ AB G2 G2||
BD G2 G2 G2|BD G2 G2 G2|Ad ed d2 d2|Ad ed d2 d2|
|DEFD E3F|ABcA dAFD|DEFD E3F|ABcA d2 d2|
DEFD E3F|ABcA dAFD|DEFD E3F|ABcA d2 d2||
|fA d2 d2 d2|fA d2 d2 d2|fA d2 d2 d2|=f4 ed e2|
dB dBgB A2|GE GABG AA/G/|AB G2 G4|gg/f/ g2 g4|
|gg/f/ g2 g4|bd g2 g4|bd g2 g4|d^c d2 d4|
d^c d2 d4|fA d2 d4|ad f2 f4|f4 f4|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gdd Bdd|cdd Add|gdd Bdd|cdd Add|
gdd Bdd|cdd Add|gdd Bdd|cdd Add|d3d3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|
BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AG G2|BG G2 AGGE|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|AGBG cGBG|A2 A2 G2 (3def|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE| GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
a|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|
bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 ag g2|bg g2 ag g2| bg g2 agge|
dega bg g2|ag g2 bg g2|agbg c'3b|a2 a2 g4|
gagf gfed|edBG A2 GE| GABG AGAB|G4 G2|
A|DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|BGcG AGEG|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
DEGA BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|DEGA BG G2|cABG AGEG|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
G3A BG G2|AG G2 BG G2|GFGA Bdge|dBGB A2 GE|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|edgB AG G2|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|aged edgB|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|edgB AG G2|
g3a bg g2|dg g2 bg g2|gfga gfed|aged edgB|
DEGA BG G2|bg g2 ag b2|DEGA BG G2|g3e fdcA|
DEGA BG G2|bg g2 ag b2|DEGA BG G2|g3e fdcA|
|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|
|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|A4 A4|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|d4 dc|B4 BA|Bd d4|dc B4|
=B2 A4| A2 B2 BA| GE F2 A2|A4 B2|
=c4 B2|B2 BA GE|F2 A2 A2|d2 de f2|
f2 fe fa|a4 af|d2 c2 B2|g4 B2|
B2 A4|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|B2 =c4|
B4 BA| GE F2 A2|A2 Bd d2|c2 B4|
=B2 A4|B2 A4|B2 A4|B2 BA GE|
F2 A4|B2 =c4|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|
de f4|fe fa a2|a2 fd d2|c2 B2 g2|
g2 B2 =B2|A4 B2|BA GE F2| A4 B2|
=c4 B2|B2 BA GE|F2 A4|A4 A2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: The Fox Chase
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: FGF FED G2 E | FGF FED E2 D | FGF FED G2 B | AFD DEF E2 D :|:
B=cB BAG FGA | B2 E E2 F G2 B | ABc dcB ABc | d2 D DEF E2 D :|:
fgf fed g2 e | fgf fed e2 d | fgf fed g2 b | afd def e2 d :|:
gfe dcB AGF | B2 E E2 F G2 B | ABc dcB ABc | d2 D DEF E2 D :|
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

The Foxchase

This tune is known as a ‘piping piece’, and I have followed Liam O’Flynn’s version for most of the tune, however for the air ‘The Lament For The Fox" I have added Finbar Furey’s version as I like his lament the best. I have been hoping to get this in my head so I can play it live. Felix Doran had a lovely version with he chanter making numerous chicken and duck sounds.

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Fox Chase = Hare in the Corn

Liam O’Flynn recorded Séamus Ennis’s version of this, which was from the Roche Collection - perhaps he knew it traditionally from his father, or they got it from the book. I think Séamus wrote about cobbling it together, come to think of it. O’Neill printed a setting from Touhey who got it from an older piper, that’s basically what Leo Rowsome played but there are a few additional parts in there as well. The versions from the Doherties and Dorans add to the picture. I’ve a tape with O’Flynn playing Leo’s setting, too.

One of Séamus’s introductory sections was the old jig the Hare in the Corn: http://tunearch.org/wiki/Hare_in_the_Corn_(1) I notice this hasn’t been entered here as a tune in its own right, after all the Kerry tunes of that name, and also a 3 part piping jig that was first printed in Ryan’s. O’Neill had a whole section in his book Irish Music: A Fascinating Hobby about the various Hares, and he hadn’t even got to the Sliabh Luachra tunes, either.