The Rabbit slip jig

By Kevin O’Neill

Also known as The Bunny Hiccups, Rabbit Hiccups.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Rabbit has been added to 15 tune sets.

The Rabbit has been added to 107 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rabbit
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2 B BAG A2 B|G2 B BAG ABc|d2 B BAG A2 B|G2 B AGF G3:|
|:d2 B BAG ABd|e3 ede g2 a|bag agf ged|e/f/ge dBG ABc:|
X: 2
T: The Rabbit
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 F FED E2 F|D2 F FED EFG|A2 F FED E2 F|D2 F E2 F D3:|
|:A2 F FED EFA|B3 BAB d2 e|fed edc dBA|B/c/dB AFD EFG:|

Four comments


A week or so ago I posted this discussion:
Five tunes I didn’t know the names of - I eventually got all the names (much quicker than I expected, in fact), and actually, all but one of them were already here. The one that wasn’t is this one.

This is The Rabbit, a tune by Kevin O’Neill. The only video I managed to find of it was this one, which, to be honest, I don’t particularly like: They start playing the tune properly at about 1:34.

I picked this tune up from a session at Folkworks Summer School ’08. I did actually take a video, but I didn’t put it on Youtube cos I didn’t want to put a load of people up on the Internet for everyone to see without their consent.


Great tune

That is Kevin on flute on the video link (the one on the right hand side half out of shot). It is regularly played in the sessions in Glasgow in particular.

works fine D as well:
|: A2 F FED E2 F | D2 F FED EFG | A2 F FED E2 F | D2 F E2 F D3 :|
|: A2 F FED EFA | B3 BAB d2 e | fed edc dBA | B/c/dB AFD EFG :|