T: Uncle Rat
|:~e3 d2f|~e3 d2d|~e3 def|edB AFE|
~e3 d3|efe e2d|BdB Bcd|edB AFE:|
|:edB BAF|~B3 Bcd|edB Bcd|edB AFE|
edB BAF|~B3 BAF|~E3 def|edB AFE:|
Also known as The Yellow Wattle.
There are 6 recordings of this tune.
Uncle Rat has been added to 40 tunebooks.
Tune requested bt drbodhran
Source : Danu _ "All Things Considered"
This is the transcription of the instrumental part ( a jig ) at the end of the song "unlce rat".
Annother setting of this tune has been posted here as The Yellow Wattle, with the parts reversed and in Dmix:
In can be placed in either the Dorian or the Mixolydian mode, since it is hexatonic - i.e. it does not use the 3rd degree of the scale.
The original mode of the thid tune in the Danu recording is D dorian.
I transopsed it to Edor becouse I play it with the D flute.
ideed the tune is playable with the d flute also in the original key.
I don’t know why i transposed it.
Thanks for submitting this one!
I have been playing this one out at my gigs and have a lot of fun with if….with a little trouble with the second part…thanks again!1