Mister Softee slide

Mister Softee has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Mister Softee
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ded BAG A2G E2 G | F2 G A2 d B3 G3 | ded BAG A2G E2 G | F2 G A2 d B3 G2 G ||
A3 D2 D B3 G2 G | A3 D2 D B2 A G2 G | A3 D2 D B2 c d3 | A2 B ^c2 A d3-d3 |
ded BAG A2G E2 G | F2 G A2 d B3 G3 | ded BAG A2G E2 G | F2 G A2 d B3 G2 G ||
A2 B c2 A B2 c d3 | e3 F3 A G2-G3 ||

Four comments

A seasonal tune…

A favorite of Northeastern Americans everywhere… transposed from the rather unwieldy key of E Major (checked on my rickety spinet piano against the dulcet sounds of the eponymous truck outside my house tonight) into the more session-friendly key of G Major.

I fully expect… no, DEMAND… that this tune become a part of my local session canon.


Just FYI, this is also the tune for, and name of, a contemporary morris dance. It’s definitely a silly one (yeah, even for a morris dance), with a stylistic nod to The Three Stooges.

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Do you know, Darin, that I created a username just to respond to this tune? I’m sorry I missed that sessiun. While I consider ice-cream trucks to be my personal enemies, I agree— this tune will have to live on in the Philadelphia canon.

You’ve taken a mundane event such as an invasive marketing tactic, transcribed it during the short flash in which it took to truck by your window, AND changed the key? You’ve brilliantly enriched the quotidian, sir.

As I’ve always known, DK, you are a true Renaissance man.


However, if we start playing this in sessions, don’t we run the risk of sending the punters running out the door in a frenzy, punctuated by, “ICE CREAM MAN! ICE CREAM MAN!” It’s hard enough to keep their attention with the TVs blaring, and now this?! We’ll have to buy them each a Push-Up Pop or they’ll hate us!