Mike Hogan wrote:
>Just to muddy up waters a little more. Isn't the second part of your
>CRE I version of the Cabin Hunter essentially the same as the turn of
>Pigeon on the Gate?
Very similar indeed. With a lot of traditional tunes, it often seems to
me that the composer put most of his or her effort into the first part
of the tune, falling back on variations of standard motifs for the
second part. At least that's my excuse when I play the wrong second
part to tunes like "The Pigeon".