The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163708 Message #3909135
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-Mar-18 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: Your worst blunder?
Subject: RE: Your worst blunder?
Way back when I was 42 and I knew about three tunes (I was a very late starter) I stood up in front of the gathered at the Tree Inn Folk Club with me mouth organ to play Chris wood's tune, Elizabeth Clare, the one tagged on to the end of Hares On The Mountain. It's a lovely waltz tune in three parts. Having only *sort of* learned it I launched in, full of beginner's hubris, and got totally lost, the three parts getting completely and randomly muddled to such an extent that I was standing there, blowing away in panic, not knowing how to finish. I remember all too clearly the lukewarm yet sympathetic applause. It took me a week before I dared show my face again in public in Bude.