The Cat In The Corner jig

Also known as An Cat Annsa Cuine, Felix The Wrestler, Lady Charlotte Murray, Lady Charlotte Murray’s Favourite, O’Mahoney’s, O’Mahoney’s Frolics, O’Mahony’s, O’Mahony’s Frolics, O’Malley’s, O’Shaughnessy’s, Puss In The Corner.

There are 35 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times), A Night At The Fair (a few times), The Haunted House (a few times), Hughie Travers’ (a few times) and Junior Crehan’s (a few times).

The Cat In The Corner has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Cat In The Corner has been added to 147 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Cat In The Corner
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:D|FEF DFA| dAF AFD | (3 DEF E CEG| cGE CEG|
~F3 DFA| dAF AFD |GBG EFG|AFD D2:|
|:e|fdd ~d3| afd def| ecc ~c3|
[1 gec ceg|fdd ~d3| afd def|gfg eag| fdd d2:|
[2 gec efg|afa geg|fdf e^cA|GBG EFG|AFD D2 ||
# Added by edl .
X: 2
T: The Cat In The Corner
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D2E|:F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|E~E2 cEG|cGE cEG|
F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|G~G2 EFG|1 AFD D2E:|2 AFD D2e||
|ffd d^cd|AFd def|eec cBc|GEG ceg|
ffd d^cd|AFd def|g~g2 efg|afd d2e||
|f~f2 dAd|afd def|e2c cBc|geG ceg|
agf gz e|fed cAF|G~G2 EFG|AFD D3||
# Added by LH .
X: 3
T: The Cat In The Corner
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c2A AcA|ecA AB=c|B2G GBG|dBG Bcd|
c2A AcA|ecA ABc|ded Bcd|ecA A2d:|
|:c2a a^ga|efe edc|B2g gfg|ded dcB|
c2a a^ga|efe edc|ded Bcd|ecA A2d:|
X: 4
T: The Cat In The Corner
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|E~E2 cEG|cGE cEG|
F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|G~G2 EFG|1 AFD D2E:|2 AFD D2e||
|ffd d^cd|afd def|eec cBc|gec ceg|
ffd d^cd|afd def|g~g2 efg|afd d2e||
|ffd d^cd|afd def|eec cBc|gec ceg|
agf gz e|fed cAF|G~G2 EFG|AFD D3||
# Added by Torc .

Six comments

This is a pretty standard tune that I didn’t find here. The B part has a lot of possibilities for other approaches

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O’Shaughnessy’s

I didn’t know this tune is called the Cat in the Corner. One of my favorite tunes. I have a flute setting here. second in a set beginning with Down the Back Lane.

X:236
T:O’Shaughnessy’s
R:jig
S:Mike Rafferty
H:Jack O’Shaughnessy was in the Tulla band, a great player.
D:Mike and Mary Rafferty, the Dangerous Reel
Z: Lesl
M:6/8
K:Dmix
D2E|:F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|E~E2 cEG|cGE cEG|
F~F2 DFA|dAF AFD|G~G2 EFG|1 AFD D2E:|2 AFD D2e||
|ffd d^cd|AFd def|eec cBc|GEG ceg|
ffd d^cd|AFd def|g~g2 efg|afd d2e||
|f~f2 dAd|afd def|e2c cBc|geG ceg|
agf gz e|fed cAF|G~G2 EFG|AFD D3||

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I’ve got this from the Levey collection, it has no name there. Found it through Reverends wonderful search engine, as Felix the Wrestler in O’Neill’s 1850.

So, here you are, a version in A:

X:2027
T:Felix The Wrestler
S:Levey Collection 1 (p. 60)
R:jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Amix
|:c2A AcA|ecA AB=c|B2G GBG|dBG Bcd|
c2A AcA|ecA ABc|ded Bcd|ecA A2d:|
|:c2a a^ga|efe edc|B2g gfg|ded dcB|
c2a a^ga|efe edc|ded Bcd|ecA A2d:|

The Cat In The Corner, X:4

Good version for flute, whistle or pipes.

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Re: The Cat In The Corner

I was just curious abut the Martin Hayes version on Lonesome Touch. I noticed in the 2nd measure of the B part he flattens the F to an f-natural. Is that just a personal touch of his? It really adds a sweet touch to that transition.