Not Safe With A Razor reel

Also known as The 8th Of October.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Not Safe With A Razor has been added to 6 tune sets.

Not Safe With A Razor has been added to 147 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Not Safe With A Razor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2 ed eAAE|EGGe dBAG|A~g3 gage|d~B3 GBdB|
A2 ed eAAE|EGGe dBAG|Adeg aege|1dBGA BedB:|2dBGA BA A2||
e~a3 abag|e~g3 agbg|egge g2 ge|dBGA BA A2|
a2 ea gedB|GA (3Bcd edBG|Adeg aege|1dBGA BA A2:|2dBGA BedB||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Not Safe With A Razor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A3d eAAF|GBeB dBAG|eBgb afge|d~B3 GedB|
A3d eAAF|GBeB dBAG|e~g3 afge|dBGA BAGB:|
|:A~a3 bgag|e~g3 agbg|(3efg fa gfge|dBGA BA A2|
a2fa gedB|GABd e2dB|AGgb afge|dBGA BAGB:|

Nine comments

Larry E. McCullough composed this reel. This is the Lúnasa version.

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Oh yeah-

For some reason I find this tune to be REALLY good. I didn’t like it at first but now it’s the first tune that comes out when I pick up my fiddle. I think everyone should learn more L.E. McCullough tunes.

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L.E.’s notes on the tune

Here’s L.E.’s notes on the song:

I can’t name real names here, but Not Safe with a Razor derives from a
night at an especially gruesome honky tonk outside Houston, Texas, when
one of our band members we’ll call ‘Jean-Pierre’ exhibited an extreme
infatuation toward a female patron possessing six-inch black stilleto
nails, breath that could scorch paint at ten feet, and enough tattoos to
cover a circus tent. "What do you think?" he whispered to Tiny, the
six-foot-eight-inch, 300-pound, glass-eyed bouncer, as we packed up for
the evening. "Should I go for it?" "Well, son," said Tiny, calmly
caressing the sawed-off pool cue in his belt, "there’s two kinds of
women down here in Texas. One kind is the girl you’d take home to see
your momma…. sweet, gentle, trust her with your last penny and know
she’ll be there for you come hell or high water." "And the other
kind?" "The other kind, is what you call ‘not safe with a razor.’ And,
son, you look like you bleed awful easy."

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A great tune, and I like that story behind it… definitely correct down here in Texas…

Not Safe With A Razor

Second tune that is.

Not Safe With A Razor, X:2

Padraig Rynne version.