The Black Cat Jig

  1. Robert Balch
    Robert Balch
    Just in time for Halloween

    A contradance Tune by Dan Compton from the Portland Collection book.
    Bare Bones version for Mandolin Café Song a Week group.

    Collings MTO mandolin.

    ABC Notation

    T:Black Cat Jig, The
    C:Daniel Compton
    "_L""Dm7"d2"_L"A DEF | ABA "Am7"E2F | "Gm"G3 "_L"GFE | "A7"A,^CE GFE |! "Dm7"DdA DEF | ABA "Am7"E2F | \
    "Gm"G3 "A7"A,^CE | GFE "Dm"D2"_R"c :]!]: "Dm7""_L"d2"_L"e fgf | "A7"e^cA A^ce | "Gm"g3 g"_R"f"_R"e | \
    gb"_L"a "A""_L"gfe |! "Dm"d2e f3 | "A"ea^g a3 | OA"Last Time 1st B"^c"_R"e "_R"A^ce | gfe "Dm"d3 :|! Oa"Gm"bb bag | \
    "Dm7"gaa ag"_R"f | "_R""A7"fgg gfe | "Dm"def fed |! "A7"^cde g3 | "Dm"def a3 | "Gm"abb bag | \
    "Dm"gaa agf | "A""_L"A^ce "_R"A^ce | gfe "Dm"d3 |] \
  2. Ginny Aitchison
    Ginny Aitchison
    Robert - I am SO glad to see your post. I left a YT comment - this is really good, crisp, clear and beautiful tone. More please.
  3. Frithjof
    Great to see you posting again, Robert.
    Amazing clean playing and as a result great sound of your Collings. I hope you are doing well.
  4. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Yay Robert’s back!
    Wonderful tone and tune too. Fine playing.

    Thanks for the abc file but I couldn’t get it to go through the TAB cruncher, here’s the D Compton’s version that he plays, from thesession without the colourful chords.

    X: 8
    T: The Black Cat
    R: jig
    M: 6/8
    L: 1/8
    K: Dmin
    |: d2A DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 GFE | A,^CE GFE |
    DdA DEF | ABA E2F | ~G3 A,^CE | GFE D2A :|
    |: d2e fgf | e^cA A^ce | ~g3 gfe | gba gfe |d2e fgf | ea^g a3 |
    [1 A^ce A^ce | gfe d2A :|2 abb bag | gaa agf | A^ce A^ce | gfe d2A ||

    Thanks again for posting this.
  5. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Glad to see you posting again, Robert!
    Fine tone from your Colllings mandolin, great playing.
  6. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Robert, a great tune, very fine playing and a lovely tone from your Collings. A pleasure to listen to this track.
  7. Gelsenbury
    Your playing is so clean, it's impressive. Thank you for posting.
  8. Robert Balch
    Robert Balch
    Thank you all for the kind comments. It has been a long road but I hope to do a few more tunes soon.
  9. Ginny Aitchison
    Ginny Aitchison
    Robert, I still have you on my YT subscription list - because i hoped you would be back playing.
  10. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    I had sworn never to be the kind who watches cat videos, but this one is worth it
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