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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:04 am 
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Due to pandemic tedium I was searching for tunes on The Session when I thought how unfair the distribution of tune names was. Beggars get 2 pages of tunes, sailors 4 whole pages! Soldiers get 2 pages, a whole page of thieves. 2 pages of doctors but nothing for vets, you would think that someone would have written The Vet's Fancy. Nothing for Chiropodist either A Trip to The Chiropodist would make a fine hop jig. The building trade does particularly badly, Bricklayers get a hornpipe and that's about it, no one ever starts the Scaffolders Reel. The legal profession does poorly, no lawyers and only one judge.
Animals get the same uneven treatment, 6 pages of dogs and a mighty 19 pages of cats but not an elephant to be seen. Surely The Elephant in the Room would make a great tune... hamsters do better with 2 tunes even crocodiles get a tune. Eagles get a page to themselves as do wrens but nothing for the humble tit. Wagtails get a few tunes but not even a lament for a starling.


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What about pies? Will no one remember the pies?


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Breandán Breathnach dealt with those things, slightly tongue in cheek, in 1981, in 'The nomenclature of Irish dance music'/ If that is of any interest.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
'The nomenclature of Irish dance music'
Egad that sounds a riveting read... I have the tune books I suppose I should do a spreadsheet of the trades and animals that need a tune.


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What about pies? Will no one remember the pies?
Magpies do rather well as do crows.


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benhall.1 wrote:
My house dragon says, "What about me?"

Two pages!

https://thesession.org/tunes/search?typ ... gon&page=1

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What about pies? Will no one remember the pies?
Two pies, but outdone by a page of puddings. It's the tarts, buns and crumpets that lose out.


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14 pages for tea.

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david_h wrote:
Two pies, but outdone by a page of puddings. It's the tarts, buns and crumpets that lose out.


I'd not thought of culinary items... cooks do well of course, but not as well as butlers. 2 whole pages of breakfasts, boiled and otherwise, only a few dinners and not a single supper. Sausage, egg and bacon all get tunes so breakfast is a winner.


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14 pages for tea.
Ah drink, there is a subject for a tune or three...


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4 pages of whiskey... 4 pages of drunks and drunkards...


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treeshark wrote:
Mr.Gumby wrote:
'The nomenclature of Irish dance music'
Egad that sounds a riveting read... I have the tune books I suppose I should do a spreadsheet of the trades and animals that need a tune.


I have scanned the article and sent you PM with the link to the PDF.

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Nanohedron wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
My house dragon says, "What about me?"

Two pages!

https://thesession.org/tunes/search?typ ... gon&page=1

Yeah ... shame there's no old classics in there ... I know ... no pleasing some folks ... tell you what, though, he's a great musician ... must be all those scales ...

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Oh, fer ... I'll take the hook out of my mouth, now.

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