Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 08:08:37 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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". >Cheers, >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). Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]