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Clive Williams

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Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« on: December 01, 2019, 07:24:14 AM »

Hurrah! This tune finally won! One of my favourites!

Hunt the Squirrel  - a 32 bar straight down the line jig - here played by Saul Bailey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idZawIDMafs

Lester's put some ABC on his website here, along with a video of him playing it:

https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2013/06/tune-292-hunt-squirrel.html

Enjoy and happy Christmas!

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 08:18:38 AM »

Hunting the Squirrel three ways:

https://youtu.be/HnccB2CBP0Y

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 10:31:33 AM »

Hunting the Squirrel three ways:

https://youtu.be/HnccB2CBP0Y

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Bill

Very nicely played, as always.
The contrast between the boxes and your arrangements is really interesting.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 10:38:10 AM »

Hunting the Squirrel three ways:

https://youtu.be/HnccB2CBP0Y

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I liked the pepper sauce the best. Inventive!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 11:47:35 AM »

I recall there is more than one tune called Hunt the Squirrel...is it breaking the rules if we choose another ?

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 04:24:39 PM »

I recall there is more than one tune called Hunt the Squirrel...is it breaking the rules if we choose another ?

I know of at least three other versions (a Morris dance tune, a version of this sped up as a hornpipe, and a version that reminds me of The Keel Row) and I think they are all derived from this original at varying distances. This version comes directly from Playford, I believe.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 04:51:55 PM »

This one's totally different to my ears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Y0_bKKqWI
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 04:55:39 PM »

This one's totally different to my ears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Y0_bKKqWI
That's the dance Hunt the Squirrel danced to the tune Newcastle

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 05:00:19 PM »

This one's totally different to my ears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Y0_bKKqWI
That's the dance Hunt the Squirrel danced to the tune Newcastle

Thank you Lester. Knew I'd heard it somewhere. Couldn't place ti. That's another feature of dance tunes though. They aren't always what it says on the tin.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 06:25:59 PM »

I recall there is more than one tune called Hunt the Squirrel...is it breaking the rules if we choose another ?

J

Not at all! Post whichever version you like :-)

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 02:38:58 PM »

Just straight-forward recording on my Saltarelle D/G LMM with thirds out. 

https://youtu.be/Pe6zzDSZOMQ

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 03:32:47 PM »

I recall there is more than one tune called Hunt the Squirrel...is it breaking the rules if we choose another ?

There are rules?
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 08:33:33 PM »

Just straight-forward recording on my Saltarelle D/G LMM with thirds out. 

https://youtu.be/Pe6zzDSZOMQ

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Well, I found that rather superb.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 09:24:35 PM »

Well, I found that rather superb.
Many thanks, you are too kind.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 12:08:01 PM »

Hunt(ing) The Squirrel. One of John Locke's tunes, and the last tune I danced to at a Shropshire Bedlams practice 20 or so years ago...I did my Achilles Tendon in mid - dance finally putting paid to my Morris dancing years. :-[
Complete with clackety buttons !

Hope the link works, don't seem to be able to upload to Youtube any more.
Next up, the Jig

https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/l5ONw3PVDQAg9ahf56Bx6KRHbzssO5jFL8JOyLH8n85

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2019, 11:44:49 AM »

Here's my version, played in C on the Hohner Liliput G/C conversion by Kay Albrecht.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhUBo-BcAEc

Straight down the line version, I would say. Normally I'd play this in D, but I'm rather loving this box at the moment.

Cheers,

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 03:06:50 PM »

Here's mine:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/20191210-hunt-the-squirrel

Played in C on Pariselle G/C workshop box

Little hickup on third way through. But maybe I was just catering to the more natural approach to recording that some melnet users prefer. ;-)
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2019: Hunt the Squirrel
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 04:37:31 PM »

Here's mine:

https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/20191210-hunt-the-squirrel

Played in C on Pariselle G/C workshop box

Little hickup on third way through. But maybe I was just catering to the more natural approach to recording that some melnet users prefer. ;-)

What hiccup?
More natural = more interesting to listen to and the variations are  great.
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