The Hare in the Corn

  1. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Here’s a nice bouncy little tune I recorded last Christmas day, and it seems I neglected to share it with you guys.
    -I must have been having too much fun in Lockdown!

    Nothing comes up as a tune search for this title on MC, hope this isn’t an error thing.
  2. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Nice bouncy tune! Thanks...
  3. Sherry Cadenhead
    Sherry Cadenhead
    Enjoyed the music. Missed the hat.
  4. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    That's a great wee tune, Simon, and well played. Nice to hear it with no backing too.
  5. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Thanks guys, yes I like it too, it’s just a simple tune. I first heard it years ago in California played with a more extended rhythm.
    I like the repetitive A part. I use the tune as a trance, warm up, loosen up, rhythm exercise with the metronome set on my 6/8 hesitation rhythm
    -the time intervals (1,2,3 4,5,6) are not all exactly equal.

    I used to have to watch TV while playing this, because it’s so repetitive, but now my fingers feel more relaxed with it, like a form of meditation.
  6. Frithjof
    Well done, Simon.

    Lawrence aka gortnamona did a fine recording of this jig as second tune in a set.
  7. Frankdolin
    That was a fun tune Simon!
  8. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    It has that "Humpty Dumpty" rhythm that makes you fall off the wall...
  9. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Ha, ha, Humpty what? Bertram what do you mean? Too regular? English Country Dance rhythm?

    -I actually did try a more extended 6/8 rhythm a couple of days ago, but it sounded to my ears just the same!
  10. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Simon, I always thought everybody knew those Mother Goose rhymes, and Humpty Dumpty ist the most famous of them...
  11. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Fine tune, great playing and a bouncy rhythm, Simon.
  12. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    I finally heard some foot tapping there the last time through. A fine tune and played very well.
  13. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice one Simon!
  14. gortnamona
    lovely tune , well played as usual Simon
  15. John W.
    John W.

    Published this video here…having noted Lawrence did a version earlier than the start of this thread, but linked with another tune. As the thread Simon started was solely for this tune I thought it relevant to post here.

    Fylde signature touchstone mandolin.
  16. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Very nicely played John, beautiful tone too.
    I really like this tune.

    There are quite a few different settings:
    I played the one that’s sometimes called The Cat in the Corner.

    X: 10
    T: The Cat In The Corner
    R: slide
    M: 12/8
    L: 1/8
    K: Gmaj
    |:~B3 AGA ~B3 AGA|B2e d2B A3 AGA|
    ~B3 AGA ~B3 AGA|1 B2e d2B G3 G2A:|2 B2e d2B G3 GBd||
    |:~e3 edB e2f g2d|BAB d2B A3 ABd|
    ~e3 edB e2f g2d|1 BAB d2B G3 GBd:|2 BAB d2B G3 G2A||
  17. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Fine playing, John.
  18. Frithjof
    Mighty fine playing, John.
  19. John W.
    John W.
    Thanks very much Simon, John and Frithjof. Simon, I used the first sheet music listed on The Session as my starting point for the dots (provided by JMH 18 years ago)
  20. Frithjof
    That’s how I can play this jig at the moment.
  21. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    Fine playing John and Frithjof. Love the tone you get from that cool-looking mandolin, Frithjof. I would hate to change strings on it with that slotted headstock.
  22. Frithjof
    Thanks Don.
    Re the slotted headstock: You are exactly right! It’s my secret when I last time did the job.
    But for traditional music it’s probably allowed to sound a little old-timely.
  23. Frankdolin
    Verry NIce!!
  24. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Sweet playing Frithjof, love the light triplets and what a cool mandolin!
  25. John W.
    John W.
    Glad to see you got around to playing this tune, Frithjof…hope you enjoyed doing so.
  26. Frithjof
    Thanks Frank, Simon and John.
  27. gortnamona
    great stuff John and Frithjof, I've been enjoying following this one with the cliffs of moher recently
  28. Frithjof
    Thanks Lawrence.
  29. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Fine version, Frithjof. That mandolin of yours is a powerful instrument.
  30. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Both John W. and Frithjof deliver fine versions!
  31. John W.
    John W.
    Thank you, Christian.
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