Mudcat Café message #137937 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15397   Message #137937
Posted By: jeffp
18-Nov-99 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
A few weeks ago, I was going through a book of Scottish fiddle tunes that I had picked up, playing some on the pennywhistle, since I have more facility with that than the fiddle. All of a sudden, a new tune started coming out unbidden. I rushed to get some staff paper (I really have to keep some in every room of the house for these moments) and wrote it down. I was stuck for one phrase and played around with different possibilities until I found something that worked. Of course, it flew away from me immediately. Fortunately, my wife is blessed with the ability to remember these things and she hummed it back to me so I could work it out again and write it down.

When I was finished, I cast about for a title. As I picked up my beer, the title came to me: A Good Glass of Ale. I am now trying to write words to it. I think it will make a good marching song.

I'll share the lyrics and tune with the 'Catters when I get it finished. All I have so far is the tag line -
In a keg or a bottle, be it Porter, Stout, or Pale;
There is naught so refreshing as a good glass of ale!

If anyone has seen my muse, please send her back my way!