Hairs in the Chowder ~
We’re partial to corn chowder, one of our favourite luxuries. We’d grown some lovely corn and one afternoon we husked and hulled a load of it an ended up making one of the best chowders we have ever tasted, and there was agreement from those we shared it with, including one of the three loved ones who is presently dieing from smoking related cancer.
But hey, this is about this tune. I’ve given a few minor takes on it and finished with one that has a second ending, returning to that of the first. These are gleaned from my experience on several counts including an appreciation of the music of Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy and Matt Cranitch ~ and others. So, it isn’t multi-part, I just let it fly and grabbed some of the variations on the way, not ornaments, just melodic bits here and there…
This is regularly paired up with Rathawaun:
The Cat in the Corner
Johnny O’Leary sometimes referred to this, as well as another tune, as "The Cat in the Corner"…
"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
edited by Terry Moylan
ISBN 1 874675 42 2
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
Page 60, tune 103 - The Hare in the Corn
& the ‘other’ -
Page 196, tune 348 - The Cat in the Corner
Neither of these are the same as "The Cat in the Corner" on site here. The second ‘other’, tune #348 in the book, does not appear to have yet found a place on site here, maybe soon…
Take 2, Part B, Bar 3
It seems a ‘spell checker’ upped a starting ‘e’ to an ‘E’ when I wasn’t looking, now corrected in the ABCs…
This is it. Good man!
I have this version from a local box player in Carlow:
|: A |
B2 B A2 G BdB A2G | BdB d2B A3 A2G
B2 B A2 G BdB A2G | BdB d2B G3 G2G
|: B/c/d |
e3 edB e2f g3 | BAB d2B A3 AB/c/d |
e3 edB e2f g3 | BAB d2B G3 GB/c/d |:|
usually finishes tune with the last phrase of the first part, if you know what I mean.
Plays this in a set after Hag at the Kiln and follows with A2e e2d BAB dB etc. - can’t recall name and too lazy to look it up!!
X: 6 "The Hare In The Corn"
Based on ‘the wounded hussar’ transcription above…
Paddy Cronin’s playing on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQ98jxKo5A&list=LL4KRa4KEaOqgKnuJdvINBYw (at 5:10 minutes in)
X: 8 "The Hare In The Corn"
Another take, with accidentals & a second ending for the B-part that returns to the A-part ending…
Re: The Hare In The Corn
The Cat In The Corner, X:10
From the playing of Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham.
The Cat In The Corner, X:10
Setting from The Green Fields Of America.
Re: The Cat In The Corner
My Scot. cat Henry used to chase a peach stone into the corner of the kitchen. Then he would sit down there and say thanks for his present. A most unusual cat, born feral in a potting shed of Skaill House, Orkney.