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Author:  Thomaston [ Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:37 pm ]
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I thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

A couple of months ago after playing a set at the session, someone asked what the tune name was. I responded “The Maid of Monte Crisco.” I was quickly corrected with “it’s feckin Mount Kisco!”
That’s when I realized I’d been mentally thinking of it wrong for many years. An embarrassing moment for sure! I guess I’d always just glanced at the name and mentally filled that last part in with what’s familiar from literature. : :oops:

I spent the rest of the night wondering if my session mates thought I was an idiot. :tomato: :lol:

Author:  an seanduine [ Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:31 pm ]
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W-e-l-l, you certainly provided a little innocent amusement :tomato: The more common fail is to pronounce it 'Sisco'. Mount Kisko is a village and town in Westchester County, New York state. Dunno why people persist in spelling it 'Cisco'.

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Author:  Thomaston [ Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 pm ]
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Could have been worse. At least I never accidentally said a tune was called My Darling’s a Sheep. :lol:

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:06 am ]
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Thomaston wrote:
Could have been worse. At least I never accidentally said a tune was called My Darling’s a Sheep. :lol:

I always call it "My Darling's a Sheep". I also play "The Flying Toad". Ooh, and ... um ... "Vanish My ... " something or other ...

Author:  AaronFW [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:35 am ]
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My session group also jokes consistently about “My darling’s a sheep”. So it is nice to know that seems like a wide spread joke.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am ]
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benhall.1 wrote:
Ooh, and ... um ... "Vanish My ... " something or other ...

Aw, c'mon; you can say it. Around these parts some say "Varnish". I like your "Vanish" better, though; then you could call the tune "The Mohel" :twisted: . But I call it "The Spanish Misfortune"; got that from a kid who misheard me. I like it; it sounds like a venereal pox. Then there's "The Chinese Chickens", which was an actual mishearing on my own part :oops: .

At a session I once launched into what I announced as "Montezuma's Revenge". "Montezuma's Revenge?" they cried; "But that's The Stool of Repentance!" "Think about it," said I. :twisted:

I love mangled tune names; I've probably got a million of 'em. I will be eternally grateful to the green young fellow who pronounced "The Kesh" as "The Quiche".

"The Flying Toad"? I'm drawing a blank.

Author:  DrPhill [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:28 pm ]
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One chap round here delights in mangled names:
- Cuffs of Mohair
- Kick the quaker
- She Begs For More

Maybe these are moe widely known....

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:31 pm ]
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DrPhill wrote:
- She Begs For More

Very prevalent, that one. :)

Author:  Brus [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:41 pm ]
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DrPhill wrote:
One chap round here delights in mangled names:
- Cuffs of Mohair
- Kick the quaker
- She Begs For More

Maybe these are moe widely known....


The Jar of Slugs

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:28 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
"The Flying Toad"? I'm drawing a blank.

How about if I said that the second word was "tide"?

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:36 pm ]
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benhall.1 wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
"The Flying Toad"? I'm drawing a blank.

How about if I said that the second word was "tide"?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Of course. Just flip the vowels around. :)

Author:  Caj [ Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:11 pm ]
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Thomaston wrote:
I thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

A couple of months ago after playing a set at the session, someone asked what the tune name was. I responded “The Maid of Monte Crisco.” I was quickly corrected with “it’s feckin Mount Kisco!”


Well, is there a Mount Kisco sandwich? Is there?

No? Then Monte Cristo wins. Any proper, gigging musician would understand this.

Author:  rhulsey [ Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 am ]
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Then there's the old favorite 'The Berries of Dingle'.

Mount Crisco? I think I spent a week there one night.

Author:  oleorezinator [ Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:49 am ]
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I've always liked the Star of Munster aka Fred Gwynne's favorite.

Author:  ytliek [ Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 am ]
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Thomaston wrote:
An embarrassing moment for sure! I guess I’d always just glanced at the name and mentally filled that last part

Nothing to be embarrassed about as I have butchered many names innocently and intentionally. Often I'll hesitate in asking a tune's name because I know that everyone in the session will just shrug their shoulders don't know.

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