An ode to rosin

March 15, 2016 at 12:33 AM · A friend of mine saw this on another website and sent it to me. I thought all the "rosinators" out there might like it.

There once was a fiddler named Joe

who just loved to rosin his bow

Hill dark,Paganini

Pirastro,(dark greeny)

He rosined till he ran out of dough.

Replies (22)

March 15, 2016 at 07:37 AM · There once was a guy who liked rosin

People said he was out of his noggin

His wife said "what's this crap?"

"It's just pine tree sap!"

And when she found how much he spent, she doled out a floggin'!

March 15, 2016 at 10:46 AM · Good one!

March 15, 2016 at 07:29 PM · The saddest words of tongue or pen ....... "I dropped my ($25) rosin."

March 15, 2016 at 09:58 PM ·

My tone, the Bakers rosin doth greatly flatter

But my friends ask me, "what is the matter?"

I waited two years on The List

And now I'm pissed

Because when dropped, it sure did shatter!

March 15, 2016 at 11:45 PM · I use to use rosin a lot

Especially when the weather was hot

But now that I'm wiser

Or just being a tight fisted old miser

I rosin only one spot

March 16, 2016 at 01:27 AM · I talked to "those in the know"

Who said one must always rosin quite slow

If you go too darn fast

The rosin won't last

And then you'll have a slippery bow

March 16, 2016 at 02:17 PM · Darlene and Seraphim, did you write those yourselves? Outstanding!

March 16, 2016 at 04:51 PM · Limericks are my strong suit.

March 16, 2016 at 05:50 PM · And I'm not much of a poet but I'll tell you this:

I dropped my rosin on the floor which you already know.

But the real grief is yet to come.

I forget where I bought the rosin or the brand.

Ain't that dumb!

March 16, 2016 at 06:18 PM · I dropped my rosin on the floor,

It broke up into pieces four;

I mended it with superglue,

And now it is as good as new.

All of which happened a couple of years ago. The rosin in question dated from the 1990s and the pieces had fractured fairly cleanly. It actually broke into two pieces, so I used a little poetic licence to achieve some sort of rhyme ;)

March 18, 2016 at 04:00 AM · How about:

Listen my brethren, and feel my pain

My rosin dropped and broke in twain

But, with artful use of superglue

My rosin now is as good as new.

March 18, 2016 at 04:58 AM · Well, this isn't strictly about rosin, but it IS a violin limerick - so here goes:

A fiddler came from Nantucket

And under his chin did he tuck it

When his bow lost its hair

Flung it he in the air

And happily after he plucked it!

March 18, 2016 at 05:49 AM · Nice!

March 18, 2016 at 02:28 PM · All your limericks are excellent!!! It seems some hidden talents have been discovered!

Raphael always has some great stories. I knew it would only be a matter of time before he came up with something.

March 18, 2016 at 06:40 PM · ;-)

March 19, 2016 at 02:16 AM · Fine, but I only know two tunes in the entire classical repertoire that'll fit a limeric, and one of them is only used these days as a hymn tune (H.G.Nägeli's "Dennis", but you must take out the slurs to fit a limerick). The other one begins the third movement of Brahms's Clarinet Trio.

March 19, 2016 at 02:26 AM · Use only Baker's

Make no mistake

Two years' wait

For one wee cake

(Burma Shave)

March 19, 2016 at 05:24 AM · How lovely that someone else remembers the Burma Shave signs!

March 19, 2016 at 01:01 PM · bows that skate

with rosin mate

strings then sate

again sound great

March 19, 2016 at 01:54 PM · I love to rosin my bow

To make sound from my violion that glows

The rosin is so sticky

When I touch it my fingers go icky

March 19, 2016 at 11:16 PM · Burma Shave? You're showing your age!

(Uh oh, I just showed mine!)

March 20, 2016 at 10:18 AM · You can lead a bow to rosin

But you cannot make it stick*

*that is if it's too old, too new, or not the hot brand du jour

(Hey, just got up and it's about 6 AM - I'm glad I can make my brains stick!)

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