When The Cat Is Out jig

Also known as Nuair Atá An Chat Amuigh.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

When The Cat Is Out has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: When The Cat Is Out
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
FAF DEF|GFG BAG|FAF DEF|G2G EFG|
FAF DEF|GFG BAG| B2d cAF|AGF G2G:|
d2g ecA|Bcd e2e|d2g ecA|BAG A2A|
d2g gfg|aba g2e|fge dBG|AGF G2G:|
F2A ABA|BdB cBA|F2A ABc|dcB AFG|
F2A ABA|BdB cBA|B2d cAF|AGF G2G:|
2
X: 2
T: When The Cat Is Out
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | F2 A ABc | BdB cBA | F2 A ABc | dFB AFD |
F/G/AF D2 F | GFG BAG | FAF DEF | GFG EE/F/G |
FAF DEF | G2 G BAG | B/c/dB cAF | AGF G2 :|
d2 g ecA | Bcd ece | dGg ecA | B^AB c2 =A |
d2 g bg/a/b | agf g2 e | fge dGd | AGF G2 :|
F2 A ABc | B/c/dB cBA | F2 A ABc | dFB AFD |
FAA ABc | BdB c2 A | B2 d cAF | AGF G2 :|

Eight comments

Great Jig!

This jig was composed by a great up and coming banjo player named Josh O’ Loughlin. The melody may sound simple, but it is a very good tune if played right!

I think I like it, but I’m confused about those "=C"’s….

The cat is out

I think those " =C " should be "c"
They look to be an octave too low

ABC Music Notation

One of the older pre-computer versions of ABC began with the D below the staff and went up so ~

D E F G A B C d e f g a b c d’ ~ & down ~ D C, B, A, G,

However, the standardized ascii code for its use on computers begins with the middle C and goes up and down so ~

C D E F G A B c d e f g a b c’ d’ ~ & down ~ C B, A, G,

Find more here, courtesy of ~

Steve Mansfield
http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation.htm

Chris Walshaw
http://www.walshaw.plus.com/abc/

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation

John Chambers
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/doc/ABCtutorial.html

"When The Cat Is Out" ~ since I had it out and giving it a go

It is also good practice to do your notation in lines of 4 bars. While I’ve notated the lead-ins as seperate, Jeremy prefers them in line, like so ~
|: E | F2 A ABc | BdB cBA | F2 A ABc | dFB AFD |

Here’s a bit of where this one took me ~

X: 2
T: When The Cat Is Out
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
F/G/AF D2 F | GFG BAG | FAF DEF | GFG EE/F/G |
FAF DEF | G2 G BAG | B/c/dB cAF | AGF G2 :|
|: B |\
d2 g ecA | Bcd ece | dGg ecA | B^AB c2 =A |
d2 g bg/a/b | agf g2 e | fge dGd | AGF G2 :|
|: E |\
F2 A ABc | B/c/dB cBA | F2 A ABc | dFB AFD |
FAA ABc | BdB c2 A | B2 d cAF | AGF G2 :|

Thanks for noting that

I’ve never really worked with this notation before. I’m only just getting the hang of it. Yes, I think those =C should be "c". A "c" natural basically. Thanks for that…

I figured you were going for that, but I wanted to be sure… Great tune, I say!

I like the ornamentation too- Thanks Ceolachan!