Mouse In The Kitchen jig

Also known as The Mouse In The Kitchen, The Upside Down, The Upside-down.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mouse In The Kitchen has been added to 20 tune sets.

Mouse In The Kitchen has been added to 212 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mouse In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c3 cde | dcA F2A | E3 ABc | B3 BAB |
c3 cde | dcA F2a | afe fec |1 cBe A3 :|2 cBe Adc||
|: B3 BAB | c3 cBA | B3 BAB | cea zdc |
B3 BAB | c3 cBA | afe fec |1 cBe Adc :|2 cBe A3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 2
T: Mouse In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 Bcd | cBG E2G | D3 DEG | A3 AGA |
B3 Bcd | cBG E2g | ged edB |1ABd Gdc :|2A3GcB||
|: A3 AGE | B3 AGE | A3 AGA | Bdg zdB |
A3 AGA | B3 AGE | ged edB | ABd GcB :|

Thirteen comments

Upside Down

This jig is from the Sharon Shannon album she released in Australia. Unfortunately there was no name for it on the sleeve so I have called it after the name of the album. On the CD they play this jig after The Tube Station. I think it is a beautiful melodic jig. It goes well on the pipes and whistle in this key as it doesn’t play any G#.

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playing this through in my head it sounds like the last jig in the ‘Jig for John’ set on flooks latest album - name escapes at the moment. They say it was written by Collin Farrell (sorry don’t know how to spell his name)

Mouse in the Kitchen

i am 95% sure that this is the tune on haven - i added the name but it may be wrong

I believe the title is "Mouse in the Cupboard" or "Mouse in the Kitchen"… Either way, it was somewhere in that area of whatever house it was!

Cheers,
Armand

Oh damn it. I didn’t read the title on Bathfiddler’s response hehe..

Cheers,
Armand

Mouse in the Kitchen

Yep, it’s Mouse in the Kitchen. Flook play it in E. Colin Farrell is the Manchester fiddler, now playing with Gráda.

I don’t know about assigning arbitrary titles to tunes. Especially when the composer is alive and kicking, and knew what he wanted to call it. Seems to me that’s how raging tune name controversies begin. But I guess we all do it sometimes. The folk process and all that.

So, if they play it in E, I assume Brian played it in G on a B whistle?

Knowing Brian, he very likely plays it in G on a non-normal whistle…

Here are the approximated dots for the Flook version:
X: 1
T: Mouse In The Kitchen
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Gmaj
|: B3 Bcd | cBG E2G | D3 DEG | A3 AGA |
B3 Bcd | cBG E2g | ged edB |1ABd Gdc :|2A3GcB||
|: A3 AGE | B3 AGE | A3 AGA | Bdg zdB |
A3 AGA | B3 AGE | ged edB | ABd GcB :|

It’s A mix

The A version on here is mixolydian, not major. There isn’t a G sharp in the whole thing. Great tune.

No, it’s A major. It’s not mixolydian.

It doesn’t have Gs, so it could be either — it works on instruments without the sharpened G.

Alternating A and G major chords make sense for it, though, which gives me the feeling that it’s more of a mixolydian tune.

Try inserting some G sharps into the tune and you’ll see it’s major, not mixolydian.