The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40735   Message #3408218
Posted By: PHJim
21-Sep-12 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Help: Me and Bobby McGee
Subject: RE: Help: me & bobby mcgee
I have never heard a harmonica referred to as a "harpoon" except in this song. I've heard "mouth organ", "mouth harp", "French harp", even "blues harp" (though that is properly more a description of a playing style than the instrument itself). I think Kris must've coined that term. As popular as the song is, the term "harpoon" never really caught on.