T: The Monkey Woman And The Psionic Boy
|:G,B BA FD|B,C DG FD|CD FG AG|FD CA, [1 A,G,:|2 B,C||
DA AB cA|BG DG B,D|DA AB cA|Bd df fd|
dB BG|A3 B cA|BG DG B,D|Ec cB AG|
FD CD A,D|EB cB AG|FD CD (3DEF||
The Monkey Woman And The Psionic Boy has been added to 10 tunebooks.
I know it’s another tune with an absurd name. But there’s a reason. I dreamt I was in this restaurant, a BigBoy actually, and in the boothe opposite me was this very pretty woman with black hair playing bouzouki. But she had huge out-of-proportion hairy, muscular gorilla arms, and she was sitting across from a blond-haired boy of about 4, who resembled one of the “children of the damned.” Clearly, he was a powerful telepath of some kind. He was playing the accordian, and they were playing this tune, as well as I could remember it when I awoke.
There is one measure in the second part that is missing a beat, or the measure before has 2 extra beats; however you want to look at it.
Well, it’s weird and repetitive, but I kinda like it. If you don’t, don’t blame me. I was unconscious at the time.
o yeah, and there’s supposed to be double stops or a counter-melody in the bar with the two extra beats. Like this:
|DG GB BG | GD DB,|
On top of whats written there.
o yeah, and it’s not really a mazurka. the eigth notes are meant to be played more evenly, like in a reel.
Next time you make spaghetti sauce, humor us and leave out the mushrooms, okay?
Lol, that’s ironic because I really did make spaghetti sauce with mushrooms yesterday! As a metaphor, though… I’m not sure.
As I said, I didn’t “make” or “create” this. It could be the result of my unconscious mind playing some tune i’d heard backwards or upside down.. i dunno. I have been told by a few people that it has a smooth, although unusual, flow to it. But maybe that doesn’t come through in the abc, or on a flute where you don’t have the octaves. I dunno. Anyway, I’ll get started on my “penance” right away.
There’s a long history of music coming from dreams. Ed Reavy, of course, had it that all of his tunes were heard from a fiddler he met in dreams, “the fiddler in the glen”. Townes van Zandt’s story about “If I Needed You” (which I’ve heard sung by a band that sung a song that I also heard sung by Altan, so it must be a trad Irish song, or trad enough anyway…) is that he dreamed one night that he was playing the most beautiful song he’d ever heard, and woke up with the song in his head. He knew he’d remember the tune, wrote down the words, and went back to sleep.
Dave Carter, as well, got a lot of his songs from dreams, although he did do some editing here and there. So it’s not unheard of for a dream to produce some great music.
On the other hand, it seems dreams might not be an entirely reliable source. Selection, my friend.
Actually, Tartini’s Devil’s Trill, quite a good classical violin piece, supposedly came from a dream.
here is a quote:
“According to historical tracts, while fast asleep, Tartini dreamt that the Devil stood at the foot of his bed, trying to bargain for his soul. So Tartini challenged the Devil to a musical duel. ”How great was my astonishment,“ Tartini wrote, ”when I heard him play with consummate skill a sonata of such exquisite beauty as surpassed the boldest flight of my imagination.“ When he awoke, Tartini, attempting to reproduce the netherworldy music of his dream, wrote ”The Devil’s Trill,“ a sonata in G minor that is one of the finest pieces of music ever written; in short, a masterpiece.”
Thank you for the history lesson, guys. I understand also that Mozart wrote his Concerto for french horn while sitting on the toilet.
Another famous instance of great music coming out of a dream was the Beatles’ Yesterday. Paul McCartney dreamt it up one night and had the whole thing (sans words – it was originally called Scrambled Eggs!) the next morning. He played it everybody he knew, trying to figure out if he had really come up with it or if he had just heard it somewhere and merely recalled it in his sleep. As it turned out he had, in fact, devised the tune himself, so after filling out the lyrics he taped it with just him on guitar and overdubbed a string quartet at the advice of producer George Martin to produce the most recorded popular song of all time.