The Glasgow Chinese Take-Away

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david n. siegel
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The Glasgow Chinese Take-Away

Post by david n. siegel » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:53 pm

My tutor, although from Stirlingshire, lived for many years in Honolulu. Among other things, she used to play her pipes in the 1940s to help raise funds for her friend Sun Yat-Sen. She showed me a "pseudo-Chinese" way of composing, just for fun. Too much Peking Opera, or Tsing-Tsao lager, or whatever. I confess I grew up using chopsticks at home, too. So this tune is just for fun, but it really does work well as a pipe tune, too. Jam that chanter reed in like you're a Ghurka piper and you mean business. Play only a loud and raspy bass drone with it, and let's start raising money for the defense of Taiwan (joking!). It is hot here, so time for a little summer levity for us northern hemisphericals.
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