I really like the way 49 Cats (in a B ends the phrases. To me, it is reminiscent of a cat howling. I had to pull up a recording of Orville Burns playing it to make sure that I played the B Part of it correctly. The A Part has a really distinctive melody with its back and forth feeling. The B Part is more nondescript.
I thought that since we have gotten some rain out here in Colorado and that most of the fires are mostly out that this would be a good tune to play, and what’s a better place to play it than in front of the Cat Tree and next to the cat.
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49 Cats in a Rain Barrel according to Fiddler’s Companion
FORTY-NINE CATS IN THE RAIN BARREL. American, Breakdown. USA, Texas. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. From fiddler Orville Burns. Herman Johnson’s ‘B’ part differs from Orville Burns. Source for notated version: Gary Lee Moore (Seattle) [Silberberg]. (Herman Johnson Master Fiddler). Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pg. 49.