Reel from Stonehenge?

Reel from Stonehenge?

does anyone know the name of the tune used in the Irish mandolin break in the Spinal Tap tune "Stonehenge"?

it starts like this:

X: 1
T: Stonehenge
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
DE|: F2 FG A2 A2|d^cde d2 AB |c2cdcB A2|cBcd e2DE
|F2 FG A2 A2|d^cde d2 AB|cBcd cAGE|1D2 DC D2 DE:|2~D2 D6||


vid clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXGbwIkvh38


mando tune starts at 3:24

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Thanks for that clip. I needed that to brighten up my day, Re: the trouble with getting earlier tunes comment(s) on a polka correct…appreciate the laugh!!!

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Does your mandolin go up to 11?

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its a great tune.

when i tell people i play mandolin, they always if i can play "the stonehenge bit from spinal tap"
its about time i learn it.

also does anyone else get asked if they can play Duelling Banjos?
;)

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I suspect the tune is a spoof.

Engaging piece of satire. Innocent of most pop developments since 1970, I was reminded rather of The Moody Blues. They were a likeable lot, on record anyway; but I remember one bit where one of them was doing his best to sound profound in a spoken interlude:

"…VA UNIVERSE….VIBROITES COMPLETE…"


Kept my feet firmly on the ground, anyway.

Anyone else know it? Am I being fair here?

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Thanks Tedrick, ended up watching the whole film again clip for clip, I’m sure I know some of these people ๐Ÿ™‚

I would agree with nicholas, the piece is probably a spoof.

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Wow, I had totally forgotten about that part with the mando, hilarious, thanks Tedrick!

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I think the guys in the band (the actors, that is) actually wrote all the music in the movie. I remember hearing in interview with Harry Shearer (the bass player) after "A Mighty Wind" came out, in which he talked about writing and arranging music…

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I believe they made it up. The child can play it on the mandolin, even though he doesn’t play mandolin.

No-one likes a smart ar#e.

Great film.

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I used to know a guy who knew the name of the tune, but sadly he died in a bizzare gardening accident. The authorities said the case was best left unsolved.
At his funeral they played "Lick My Love Pump". (in Dm, the saddest of all keys)

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Are you sure it was a gardening accident, and not spontaneous combustion? Did he leave behind a little green blob?

Re: asked if they can play Duelling Banjos?

The dreaded wail of the befuddled grockle (holidaymaker) on stumbling half cut, into a session. Yes it happens at least once a week through the tourist season, even heard it requested off a uke player once.
M.