The Cat Rambles To The Child’s Saucepan slide

Also known as The Cat’s Rambles To The Child’s Saucepan, Gleanntan, Glountane, Mary Willie’s, Mary Willy’s.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Priest (a few times), This Is My Love, Do You Like Her? (a few times), The Britches Full Of Stitches (a few times), Callaghan’s (a few times) and Harry Bradshaw’s (a few times).

The Cat Rambles To The Child’s Saucepan has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Cat Rambles To The Child's Saucepan has been added to 223 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cat Rambles To The Child's Saucepan
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:d2 ef2 e dcd ~B3|g2 A cBA e2 A cBA|
|d2 ef2 e dcd ~B3|g2 A cBA d3 d2 A:|
|:d2 ef2 a baf a2 f|e2 A cBA efe cBA|
|d2 ef2 a baf a2 f|e2 A cBA d3 d2 A:|
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X: 2
T: The Cat Rambles To The Child's Saucepan
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: G | c2d e2d cBc ~A3 | f2G BAG d2G BAG |
c2d e2d cBc AcA | f2G BAG ~c3 c2 :|
|: G | c2e ~g3 age ~g2e | d2G BAG d2G BAG |
c2e ~g3 age ~g2e | d2G BAG ~c3 c2 :|

Three comments

The Cat Rambles to the Child’s Saucepan

With the thread going now on slides, and all the talk and tunes about cats and mice, this tune fits right in!

I’ve heard this recorded by the Chieftains and Cherish the Ladies, both featuring whistles in higher registers. I pulled this off the "Best of " Cherish the Ladies compilation and transposed it down to D to avoid any jumps out of first position. We typically play this in a set after Denis Murphy’s slide.

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The Cats rambles

This is called Mary Willie’s in the great set of the Bothy Band
"Out of the Wind into the Sun" Slides the middle slide.

The Chieftains played it in C, which I learned from "The Best of the Chieftains".