Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 08:08:37 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: fiddler's invitation (fwd)
When I played in a folk group in Montana and even before that, in the
early 1950's, a fiddler's invite (read fiddler's invitation) referred to
being asked to come to a party by people you knew, but you knew they
expected you to bring your instrument and be ready to play with others or
perform for the other guests. I switched from rhythm guitar and vocals
to acoustic bass, then finally to mouth harp (as I discovered I kept
forgetting the words), but I was always being given "a fiddler's invite".
tlc, without a fiddle anymore
I got so tired of playing for hours on end at parties while other folks got
drunk and threw each other into the pool that I started charging money.
The number of invitations to parties that I received dropped considerably.
A kid in the eighth grade told me that his mother said that piano lessons
were good because a piano player would get invited to lots of parties.
Friends like that you don't need--"Can't buy me lo-ove, can't buy me
lo-ove, can't buy me lo-o-ove" (Lennon and McCartney).
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu