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Boy, did I tell a whopper...!!

Posted by kc8tby on Sunday, October 10, 2010

We have all heard that, when they die, liers go straight to h*ll.  They do not stop at GO.  They do not get a pass of any kind. No. I hear that they slide right down that old greasy chute!  A one way ticket to the old hot house for an eternity.  Well, if that is the case I'd better be buried in an asbestos suit and holding a fire extinguisher because boy...did I ever tell a whopper!

Heres what happened:

Last night I was sitting in the living room with my banjo and I was softly practicing the old bum-ditty strum, once again.  Now, I decided to try to "spice things up" a bit, as they say.  Instead of just concentrating on the basic bum-ditty strum I decided that I would throw in some chords as well.  As I remember I started with the D7 chord and I also tried using the C chord as well.  Then, because I always was a bit of a free spirit at heart, I tried a few slides and some basic pull offs as well. 

It sounded horrible.

Along came my wife.  "I think I recognize that tune", she said.  I couldn't let this golden opportunity go by, no way!   It was just too much of a temptation.

  "Why that there is an old folk song brought over from Europe by some Irish immigrants who helped build the railroads here in Michigan", I lied.  Now, to be honest, as far as I know no Irish immigrants ever came to Michigan to help build the railroads.  Being the proud son of Irish immigrants I can say this with no hesitation!   They might have come over to work on the farms, to work in the lumber industry, to help build our autos but, well, you see where this is going, right?

To make matters worse my wife then asked, "What is the name of that tune?"  I said,  "I don't know what they call it in the Irish, but in English Its called the bum-ditty doodle!" 

"Oh", she said, "why did they call it that?" 

Here was another opportunity too darned good to pass up!  Lord forgive me!

I responded, "It imitates the sound the big jack hammers made when they were swung through the air, down onto the rails and into the rail spikes"!   "Try to picture it", I said.  "BUM - the hammer hits the rail"!  "DIT - the hammer bounces off of the spike"!  "DITTY - the hammer bounces off of the rail and back up into the air!"

"Nice tune!" my wife responded.  "Its nice to know that you are finally playing some real music!"

Lord forgive me...!  :)


3 comments on “Boy, did I tell a whopper...!!”

rperkins Says:
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @1:02:36 PM

sounds good to me, record the original version and make a small fortune!!!LOL:)

FisherPicker Says:
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @1:05:54 PM

AWESOME! my wife would totally understand this! I too am on a fast track to the place of high heated existance, because i always answer questions , if I know the anwer or not LOL, and some of my respones are so ludicrous i can't believe she'd think they were true and well to my dismay, she found out one day.

BackDraft307 Says:
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @5:04:02 PM

enjoy your stay..... ROTFL!

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