This is a pretty standard tune that I didn’t find here. The B part has a lot of possibilities for other approaches
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.
H:Jack O’Shaughnessy was in the Tulla band, a great player.
D:Mike and Mary Rafferty, the Dangerous Reel
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||
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:
T:Felix The Wrestler
S:Levey Collection 1 (p. 60)
|: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:|
An arrangement as a slip jig
Here’s an arrangement of this lovely tune as a slip jig:
The Cat In The Corner, X:4
Good version for flute, whistle or pipes.
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.