Where Is The Cat? slide

Also known as Huish The Cat, Hush The Cat, Wallop The Cat, The Kitchen With No Food, Tadeen The Fiddler, Tadeen The Fiddler’s, Taidhgin An Asail’s, Wallop The Cat From Under The Table, Wallop The Cat That’s Merry And Fat, Where Is The Cat, Where’s The Cat, Where’s The Cat?.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Donal O’Connor’s (a few times), Bowna (a few times) and The Brosna (a few times).

Where Is The Cat? has been added to 5 tune sets.

Where Is The Cat? has been added to 110 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Where Is The Cat?
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:EFE A2E F2E A3|EFE A2c BcA F2E|
EFE A2E F2E A3|cec d2c BcA F2E:|
|:cBc e2c BAF d3|cBc e2c BcA F2E|
cBc e2c BAF d3|faf e2c BcA F2E:|
X: 2
T: Where Is The Cat?
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DED G2 D E2 D G2 D | DED G2 B A2 G E2 D |
DED G2 D E2 D G2 A | BdB c2 B A2 G E2 D :|
|: B3 d2 B AGE c3 | BAB d2 B A2 G E2 D |
B3 d2 B AGE c3 | ege d2 B A2 G E2 D :|
X: 3
T: Where Is The Cat?
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DED G2 D E2 D G2 D | DED G2 B A2 G E2 D |
DED G2 D E2 D G2 A | BdB c2 B A2 G E2 D :|
|: B3 d2 B AGE c3 | BAB d2 B A2 G E2 D |
B3 d2 B AGE c3 | ege d2 B A2 G E2 D :|
X: 4
T: Where Is The Cat?
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: EEE A2E FEF A3 | EEE A2c B2A F3 |
EEE A2E FEF AB | cec d2c B2A F2E :|
|: cBc e2c BAF d3 | cBc e2c B2A F2E |
cBc e2c BAF d2e | ~f3 e2c B2A F2E :|
X: 5
T: Where Is The Cat?
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DED G2D E2D G3|DED G2B A2G E3|
DED G2D E2D G2A|BdB c2B ABG E3:|
|:BAB d2B AGE c3|BAB d2B ABG E3|
BAB d2B AGE c3|ege d2B ABG E3:|

Twenty-four comments

Where Is The Cat?

From Tony Sullivan’s collection,"Sully’s Irish Music Book".

‘Wallop the Cat, he’s fine and fat, wallop the cat from under the table" was the first line of a song to this air.

Thanks to Dow for "fixing" the link to Taidhgin An Asail’s on the recording "Along Blackwater’s Banks".

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“Wallop The Cat From Under The Table” ~ a rescued duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on December 25th 2007 by hetty.
~ /tunes/8076

X: 2
T: Wallop The Cat From Under The Table
T: Where is the Cat?
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: DED G2 D E2 D G2 D | DED G2 B A2 G E2 D |
DED G2 D E2 D G2 A | BdB c2 B A2 G E2 D :|
|: B3 d2 B AGE c3 | BAB d2 B A2 G E2 D |
B3 d2 B AGE c3 | ege d2 B A2 G E2 D :|

I found this tune after following the link to U-tube given in the discussion topic "tune name". It was the third in a set of 3 slides by an ‘Irish fiddle duet’ following after "Dennis Murphy’s" & "The Lonesome Road to Dingle"…

An identification of the fiddle players would also be nice.

(Hetty, I couldn’t find the discussion or the U-Tube or I’d have added the link here. I’ll leave that to you… ~ ‘c’)

# Posted on December 25th 2007 by hetty

Follow the links

1) go to discussion topic "tune name" Dec.22nd by ‘garyfitz123’
2) follow the youtube link,
3) click on "Comas nel Ca Beleno"
4) click on Fred Finn & Peter Horan
5) then Irish Fiddle Duet and you should have the three slides mentioned.

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No wonder I couldn’t find it, not exactly by ‘direct means’, eh? :-/

“110 Ireland’s Best Polkas & Slides”

Waltons Publishing, 1999
ISBN: 1-85720-086-1

Page 47, tune #109: "Where is the Cat?" (###, A Major)

The original transcription given courtesy of dafydd is identical, note-for-note, to the transcription found in the previous publication…

L: Matt Cranitch & R: Seamus Creagh

Comments & Responses:

"The guy on the left is Matt Cranitch….playing with Seamus Creagh on the right." ~ gwhastings

Your question’s answer was just a scroll away… ;-)

Seamus now makes his home in Newfoundland, but both are fine fiddlers and particularly good with slides… Cranitch even did a degree dealing with Sliabh Luachra fiddle traditions and styles… I think he focused on O’Keeffe, and I’d love to have that thesis to pour over… ;-)

“Wallop The Cat From Under The Table” ~ G take 2

X: 3
T: Wallop The Cat From Under The Table
T: Where is the Cat?
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: DED G2 D E2 D G3 | DED G2 B ABG E2 D |
DED G2 D E2 D G3 | BdB c2 B AB/A/G E2 D :|
|: B^AB d2 B =AGE c3 | B^AB d2 B =ABG E2 D |
B^AB d2 B =AGE c3 | e/f/ge d2 B ABG E2 D :|

Where is the Cat?

Here’s Kevin Burke playing a lovely version of this tune…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfE6m-lP_A

And here’s how he plays it…..
X: 1
T: Where Is The Cat?
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: EEE A2E FEF A3 | EEE A2c B2A F3 |
EEE A2E FEF AB | cec d2c B2A F2E :|
|: cBc e2c BAF d3 | cBc e2c B2A F2E |
cBc e2c BAF d2e | ~f3 e2c B2A F2E :|

Sorry, the second line should read
EEE A2E FEF A2B | cBc d2c B2A F2E :|

X: 1
T: Where Is The Cat?
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: EEE A2E FEF A3 | EEE A2c B2A F3 |
EEE A2E FEF A2B | cBc d2c B2A F2E :|
|: cBc e2c BAF d3 | cBc e2c B2A F2E |
cBc e2c BAF d2e | ~f3 e2c B2A F2E :|

Wallop The Cat!

Mort aux Chats

There will be no more cats.
Cats spread infection,
cats pollute the air,
cats consume seven times
their own weight in food a week,
cats were worshipped in
decadent societies (Egypt
and Ancient Rome), the Greeks
had no use for cats. Cats
sit down to pee (our scientists
have proved it). The copulation
of cats is harrowing; they
are unbearably fond of the moon.
Perhaps they are all right in
their own country but their
traditions are alien to ours.
Cats smell, they can’t help it,
you notice it going upstairs.
Cats watch too much television,
they can sleep through storms,
they stabbed us in the back
last time. There have never been
any great artists who were cats.
They don’t deserve a capital C
except at the beginning of a sentence.
I blame my headache and my
plants dying on to cats.
Our district is full of them,
property values are falling.
When I dream of God I see
a Massacre of Cats. Why
should they insist on their own
language and religion, who
needs to purr to make his point?
Death to all Cats! The Rule
of Dogs shall last a thousand years!

Peter Porter

E dorian

E dorian, not Dmaj (and instead of Gmaj is D mixolydian or D dorian). Any possibility to change it?

It’s A major (hexatonic), not E dorian.

The 4th setting, 3rd measure is missing an eighth note. I think it ought to be

EEE A2E FEF A2B

instead of

EEE A2E FEF AB, which is what is written.

Where Is The Cat?, X:5

Heard someone play this in G, and couldn’t remember the name, so I had a devil of a time trying to find it by ABC search. Where is the cat indeed! So adding a G version.

Re: Where Is The Cat?

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