Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

I got Jenny and Paul's daughter Emily a saxophone last June (Icons passim), and their son Harry a ticket to come along with me and my brother to a build your own cigar box guitar workshop last month.

Had the following exchange with their mum over the weekend.

Myself: Call me a sentimental fool, but one day we must play something. Harry on cigar box guitar, Emily on sax and me on whatever else is needed. I would dig that the most.
Herself: That sounds amazing…..will have to sort. I could play the triangle!! Xx
Myself: If you swap the triangle for a cowbell, we could cover Honky Tonk Women by the Stones. the three strings on a Cigar Box Guitar are the same notes that are on the open G tuning Keith Richards uses on the iconic opening and there is prominent sax part. I will sit down and write an arrangement when I get five minutes.

Amazon can supply a cow bell and stick, and I have found the isolated Charlie Watts drums on YouTube. Maybe this can really happen.

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