The Black Cat jig

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Black Cat has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Black Cat has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
A|:d2D DEF|ABA E2F|G3 GFE|A,^CE GFE| d2D DEF|ABA E2F|G3 GFE|GFE D2A:|
|: d2e fgf|e^cA A^ce| g3 gfe|gba gfe| d2e f3|ea^g a3|A^ce A^ce|gfe d2A:|
X: 2
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
c|: d2A DEF | ABA E2F | G3 GFE | A,^CE GFE |
DdA DEF | ABA E2F | G3 A,^CE | GFE D2c :|
|: d2e fgf | e^cA Ade | ~g3 gfe | gba gfe |
d2e fgf | ea^g a3 | A^ce Ace |1 gfe d2A :|2 gfe d3 ||
X: 3
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
c|: "Dm"d2D DEF | "Am"A>BA E2F | "Gm"~G3 GFE | "Dm"A,DF A>GF |
"Dm"d2D DEF | "Am"A>BA E2F | "Gm"~G3 G>FE | G>FE "Dm"D2c :|
|: "Dm"d2e f>gf | "A7"eAG A>ef | "Gm"~g3 gfe | g>ba "Em"gfe |
"Dm"d2e ~f3 | "A"eag a3 | Adf Adf | g>fe "Dm"d2c :|
X: 4
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
A|: "Dm"d2D DEF | "Am"A>BA E2F | "Gm"~G3 GFE | "Am"A,CE "Gm"G>FE |
"Dm"d2D DEF | "Am"A>BA E2F | "Gm"G3 "Am"A,CE | "Gm"G>FE "Dm"D2A :|
|: "Dm"d2e f>gf | "Am"ecA c>ef | "Gm"~g3 gfe | g>ba "Em"gfe |
"Dm"d2e ~f3 | "A7"ea^g a3 | "Am"Ace Ace | "Gm"g>fe "Dm"d2A :|
X: 5
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
c|: d2D DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 GFE | A,^CE GFE |
DdA DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 A,^CE | GFE D2c :|
|: d2e ~f3 | e^cA A^ce | ~g3 gfe | g/a/ba gfe |
d2e ~f3 | ea^g a3 | A^ce A^ce |1 gfe d2A :|2 gfe d2c ||
X: 6
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: "Em"e3 EFG | "Bm"B3 F2G | "Am"A3 AGF | "Em"EFG B2G |
"Em"e3 EFG | "Bm"B2c F2G | "Am"A3 AGF | AFG "Em"E2d :||
|: "Em"e2f g3 | "B7"fdB Bfg | "Am"a3 agf | efg "Fm"a2f |
"Em"e2f g3 | "B"fdB B2G | "Am"A3 AGF | AFG"Em"E2d :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: d2A DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 GFE | A,^CE GFE |
DdA DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 GFE | GFE D2A :|
|: d^cd fed | e^cA A^ce | ~g3 gfe | gba gfe |
d2e fed | ea^g a3 | A^ce A^ce | gfe d2A :|
X: 8
T: The Black Cat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: d2A DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 GFE | A,^CE GFE |
DdA DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 A,^CE | GFE D2A :|
|: d2e fgf | e^cA A^ce | ~g3 gfe | gba gfe |d2e fgf | ea^g a3 |
[1 A^ce A^ce | gfe d2A :|2 abb bag | gaa agf | A^ce A^ce | gfe d2A ||

Nine comments

The Black Cat

This tune is played in Rouen’s session, in Normandy. I don’t know anything about his origin.

Re: The Black Cat

It’s a composition of Daniel Compton.

Re: The Black Cat

Dmin is such a rich-sounding key .. like any minor key ! A nice change from the majors ..

The Black Cat, X:2

Some variations from the Kitchen Jam Band.

The Black Cat, X:3

A few alternatives, chords, and swung some of the notes. Could drop the rolls and replace with long slides.

The Black Cat, X:5

From the playing of George Penk, Clyde Curley, Susan Songer, & Creighton Lindsay.

They play a few variations besides this, more specifically, sliding some of the notes in place of rolling.

Also updated the Kitchen Jam Band setting (X2) to be closer to their playing.

The Black Cat, X:7

From the playing of The Contrarians.

The Black Cat, X:8

From the playing of Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton (the composer). They add in a few extra bars to the B Part each time through the tune.