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Thread #73129 Message #1265740
Posted By: Joybell
06-Sep-04 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
Subject: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
Was singing "Schoolday's End" the other day and True-love said, "Listen to this". He hummed the tune and suddenly I heard it, as he did, as a Japanese sounding tune. Never noticed before and I've sung it since the 60s.
Has anyone else noticed this? What makes it sound like a Japanese tune or are we mistaken?
It's a pentatonic tune (except for one passing note) and it ends on the fifth. For what that's worth.
I realize that it's a problem discussing a tune without giving it but I guess it's quite well known.