Nail That Catfish To The Tree reel

By Steve Rosen

Also known as Nail That Catfish.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Nail That Catfish To The Tree has been added to 10 tune sets.

Nail That Catfish To The Tree has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Nail That Catfish To The Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|:G2 BG AGBG|cGAG B2 BG|ABAG F2 AB|AGFD (3EFE D2|
G2 BG AGBG|cGAG B2 BG|ABAG FDEF|1 G4 G2 D2:|2 G4 G2 F2||
E4 G4|c6 B2|ABAG F2 AB|AGFD (3EFE D2|
E4 G4|c6 B2|ABAG FDEF|1 G4 G2 F2:|2 G6 D2||
2
X: 2
T: Nail That Catfish To The Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
z|DBAB c/B/A B2|A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/ AFED|
D/|C2 E2 c3 B|A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/ AFED|

Eight comments

This is not a reel, it is a breakdown.

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Nail That Catfish to a Tree

Gosh, froglike, yours is very different to the one I play:

X: 1
T: Nail That Catfish To The Tree
C: Steve Rosen
S: Can’t remember
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
z | DBAB c/B/A B2 | A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/ AFED |
DBAB c/B/A B2 | A/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/ G3 :|
D/ | C2 E2 c3 B | A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/ AFED |
C2 E2 c3 B | A/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/ G3 D |
C2 E2 c3 B | A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/ AFED |
C2 E2 c3 B/c/ | dcBA G3 |]

Old-time tune doesn’t belong here.

Doesn’t sound anything like Irish music to me.
Sounds like crap.

Nail that Catfish

I believe it may be in The Portland Book and at our session it was paired with a tune called Possum up a Gum Stump. A pair to raise eyebrows in any session!!

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Well,

Windybaer, although I agree with you, you did post Ragtime Annie! (My least favorite American tune… yea I know everyone does it.)

The Portland Book, Ive paged through it a few times and listened to people play from it… It seems to have quirky newly composed tunes that you either love or hate… the Appalachian/American tunes are medicore versions and I can’t speak for how it handles Irish and other traditions, but it didn’t go over well with me with the trad. American/Appalachian stuff. But then again people take it to sessions and read right from it, and the results, as with most sheet music players are stale. From a “collection” standpoint though, I don’t even think the tunes pass as accurate “skeletons” sometimes. Gee aren’t I a critic today? Sorry for the unsolicited review!

Re: Nail That Catfish To The Tree

I have a lot of fun with this tune… you can do a lot with it and each time I play it something different always happens