Charlie Hunter jig

Also known as Cape Breton Jig #1, Charlie Hunter’s, The Horse In The Water.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rosewood (lots of times), Wallop The Potlid (lots of times), Peggy’s (a few times), The Boys Of The Town (a few times) and The Maho Snaps (a few times).

Charlie Hunter has been added to 11 tune sets.

Charlie Hunter has been added to 243 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

X: 1
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA DGB|Adf a2g|fef dcd|
ecA GFE|DFA DGB|Adf a2g|
fef gec|1 edc d3:|2 edc dfg||
|:afd dcd|BGF G2F|EGB e2d|
cec Aag|fdA DFA|GBd g2g|
fef gec|1 edc dfg:|2 edc d3||
X: 2
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fef gec |1 edc dAF :|
afd dcd | BGG G2 F | E^GB efd | cAA Aag |
fdA FDF | GB/c/d g2 g | fef gec | edc dfg |
afd dcd | BGG G2 a | b^ge e^de | cAA a2 g |
fdA FDF | GBd g2 g | fgf gec | edd d3 |]
X: 3
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA GBd|Adf a2g|f2d Bcd|ecA GFE|
DFA GBd|Adf a2g|faf gec|edc d2f:|
afd d2c|BGF G2F|EGB e2d|cAA A2e|
fdA DFA|GBd g2e|faf gec|edc d2f:|
X: 4
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DF/G/A GB/c/d | Adf a2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 :|
|: f/g/ |afd dcd | BGF G2 F | EGB efd | cA^G A2 a/=g/ |
fdA FDF | GBd g2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 :|
X: 5
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | f2 d Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | faf gec |[1 edc d3 :|[2 edc d2 ||
|: f |afd d2 c | BGF G2 F | EGB e2 d | cAA A2 e |
fdA DFA | GBd g2 e | faf gec |[1 edc d2 :|[2 edc d3 |]
X: 6
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D2 A G2 d | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
D2 A GB/c/d | Adf a2 g | f^ef g=ec |[1 edc d3 :|[2 edc d2 ||
f/g/ |a2 d dc=c | BGF G2 F | EGB e2 d | cA^G A2 g |
fdA FD/E/F | GB/c/d g2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 f |
a2 d dc=c | B2 F G3 | b^ge e^de | cA^G A3 |
fdA F3 | GBd g3 | f2 f gec | edc d3 |]
X: 7
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2g | f3 dcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2g | f3 gec |1edc d3: |2edc d2 f/g/ ||
|: afd dB/c/d | BGG G2F | E3 e2d | cAA A2 e |
fdA DFA | G3 g2e | f3 gec |1 edc d2 f/g/ :|2edc d3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 8
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA GBd|Adf a2g|f3 dB/c/d|ecA GFE|
DFA GBd|Adf a2g|f3 gec|1edc d2A:|2edc dfg||
|:afd dB/c/d|BGF G2F|EGB e2d|cAA A2e|
fdA DFA|GBd g2e|f3 gec|1edc dfg:|2edc d2A|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 9
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | DFA GBd | Adf a2g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2g | fef gec | edc d2 :|
f/2g/2 | afd d2c | BGG G2F | E^GB e2d | cAA Aag|
fdA FDF | GBd g2a/2g/2 | fef gec | edc d2 :|
X: 10
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | f^ef Bcd | ecA GG/F/E |
DFA G2 d | Adf a2 g | f^ef g=ec |[1 edc d3 :|[2 edc d2 ||
|: f/g/ |afd dcd | BGF G2 F | EGB efd | cA^G A2 a/g/ |
fdA FD/E/F | GB/c/d g3 | f^ef g=ec |[1 edc d2 :|[2 edc d3 |]
X: 11
T: Charlie Hunter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fef gec |[1 e>dd d3 :|[2 e>dd dfg ||
|: a>fd d2 =c | B>GG G2 F | EGB ede | c>AA Aag |
fdA FDF | GBd a2 g |[1 f<af gec | edd dfg |[2 f/g/af gec | edd d3 |]

Twenty-one comments

Authors and Info

Written by Bobby McLeod, Tobermory, Mull

This tune appears, played on whistle by Breda Smyth, on Music at Matt Molloys, in a set entitled Cape Breton Jigs.

Charlie Hunters

The tune is originally Scottish.

Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton and Willy Attkinson play it in the Borders style on the Topic CD:Ranting & Reeling

Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter was a wireless operator on the MacBrayne’s ferries out of Oban and he played the fiddle as a hobby.

Old Time Fiddlers

I’ve heard this tune performed, with slight variations, at many old time fiddling contests and sessions out here in BC, Canada

“Charlie Hunter’s Jig”

K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fef gec |1 edc dAF :|
2 edc dfg ||
afd dcd | BGG G2 F | E^GB efd | cAA Aag |
fdA FDF | GB/c/d g2 g | fef gec | edc dfg |
afd dcd | BGG G2 a | b^ge e^de | cAA a2 g |
fdA FDF | GBd g2 g | fgf gec |1 edd d3 ||

While I’ve given the repeat for the B-part of the tune to show some other variations, I first learned this tune with just those first 8 bars of the B-part repeating and with =G rather than ^G, but I like it both ways…

Cape Breton Jig

I always thought that this was a Tommy Peoples tune. However, I have just hesard a recording of Breda Smith playing this and another and they were introduced as two Cape Breton Jigs.

I would like to know more about these tunes, if possible.

I tried to search for the ABC but could not get a match.

Charlie Hunter

Is this about Kate Moss?

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Sliabh League

The Title given to this tune on "Champions of Ireland: Concertina" is Sliabh League. This isn’t reliable though because this is a cheap compilation and a couple of tunes were mis-titled. It is a great tune though.

“Charlie Hunter’s Jig” ~ more the way I play it

X: 3
T: Charlie Hunter
C: attributed to Bobby McLeod of Tobermory, Mull
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | fed Bcd | ecA GFE |
DF/G/A GB/c/d | Adf a2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
|: afd dcd | BGF G2 F | EGB efd | cA^G A2 a/g/ |
fdA FDF | GBd g2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 :|

& that curious other way with the B-part taken slightly differently ~

a2 d dd/c/d | BGF G3 | b^ge e^de | cA^G A3 |
fdA FD/E/F | GB/c/d g3 | f2 f gec | edc d2 |]

~ | cA^G A2 a/=g/ | ~

Oops! I missed that change ~
the B-part, bar 4, the ^G back to natural ~ =g/

:-/

Son of Oops! I see I doubled the repeat sign for the B-part above, which should have read ~

|: f/g/ |\
afd dcd | BGF G2 F | EGB efd | cA^G A2 a/g/ |
fdA FDF | GBd g2 g | f^ef g=ec | edc d2 :|

“Charlie Hunter’s” - duplication

Submitted on August 1st 2005 by Feargal French.
~ /tunes/4804

X: 4
T: Charlie Hunter’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | f2 d Bcd | ecA GFE |
DFA GBd | Adf a2 g | faf gec | edc d2 f :|
|: afd d2 c | BGF G2 F | EGB e2 d | cAA A2 e |
fdA DFA | GBd g2 e | faf gec | edc d2 f :|

Cape Breton Jig
I always thought that this was a Tommy Peoples tune. However, I have just hesard a recording of Breda Smith playing this and another and they were introduced as two Cape Breton Jigs.

I would like to know more about these tunes, if possible.

I tried to search for the ABC but could not get a match.

# Posted on August 1st 2005 by Feargal French

“Sliabh League”

The Title given to this tune on "Champions of Ireland: Concertina" is Sliabh League. This isn’t reliable though because this is a cheap compilation and a couple of tunes were mis-titled. It is a great tune though.

# Posted on June 14th 2007 by 52Paddy

“Charlie Hunter” - C: Bobby McLeod ~ Duplication ~ that still seems to persist here

In case it goes the usual way of such things, "POOF!", I’ve moved the transcription and comments to the ‘comments’ for the original submission slainte has linked to above…

"Charlie Hunter" / "Charlie Hunter’s"
Submitted on June 27th 2002 by Mark Cordova.
https://thesession.org/tunes/809/comments

Charlie Hunter’s, X:8

Piping version

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Charlie Hunter’s Jig aka Charlie Hunter

This was composed by the late Bobby MacLeod, from Mull, who was a piper and accordion playing bandleader (also landlord of the Mishnish Hotel in Tobermory).

Charlie was leader of the Lorne Strathspey and Reel Society. I have played, once, with his late son Alastair (accordionist and bandleader) and several times with his grandson Russell (fiddler and pianist).

This is a popular tune with the Scottish Dance Bands.

Charlie Hunter’s, X:9

Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol (UK).

X:10 “Charlie Hunter’s Jig”

A tune well known and popular on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, but one we’ve known from several places and sources, including musician friends on the island while we were living there.

X: 11 ~ “Charlie Hunter’s Jig”

From the bow of Mike MacDougall, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, The Canadian Maritimes. On the recording "Mike MacDougall’s Tape for Father Hector", track 4, the first in a set of jigs, Mike starts and ends with the B-part.

https://thesession.org/recordings/1168