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A poem i found about being a bass player.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by ravelleneil, Jun 4, 2004.


  1. i was just looking through and old issue of double bassist magazine and found this peom at the back,and its quickly becoming one of my favorites.
    I'm really sorry if any of you have heard this before


    If

    If you keep time when all about you
    are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when the 'cellos doubt you
    And make allowences for their bitching too,
    If you can care about your bass and not be tired of caring,
    Or avoid damage by upper strings, don't deal in clumsiness
    Or being envied, give way to their inferiority,
    And yet always look good and talk wisely,
    Yours is the orchestra and everything that's in it,
    And-which is more-you'll be a Bass Player,my son!


    by Richard Kipling, arranged by Thomas Marshall

    it speaks to me :)