I’m not much good with chordophones, so the closest I’ll get to this is on my fine collection of Swanee whistles. Here’s another musical sawyer playing Vie en rose:
For some peculiar reason it makes me want to urinate. I believe 17th century transverse flutes had the same effect on some contemporary French theorist. I wonder if dogs or cats experience the same discomfort.
- Gorging Jack and Little Billee
The case for the defence.
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.
- Rhyme vs reason
Restif de la Bretonne goes one step beyond Shakespeare and says that poetry is the language of Gods and beasts, and that reason speaks in prose.
- Who’ll write me a drinking song?
MG posted this C15th verse the other day, and D suggested but didn’t provide music:
Bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
Fore our blessed Lady sak, bring us in good ale.
Bring us in no browne bred, for that is made of brane;
Nor bring us in no whit bred, for
- A sensational 1810 Parisian fire scene on top of an 1840s Russian barrel organ
But who are the three noseless Austrian ladies?