Lyrics for the Limerick Trio, Third Movement
Can anyone please improve on this, or produce another verse or two?
1. A clarinet player named Jack Brymer,
Could, though by then quite an old timer,
Play Brahms's whole Trio
Allegro con brio,
T'was really far too fast for Jemima!
Did he play it syrupy sweet?
Doubtless he could, Christian, even at that speed, but whether he did, I don't know. He doesn't seem to have recorded it. He wasn't Acker Bilk!
I would end it "too syrupy sweet for Jemima", although with good reason, they renamed "Aunt Jemima". I remember hearing David Shifrin playing Brahms on clarinet, and his sound was so monotonously sweet that I thought my skeleton was going to leap out of my skin, but then again, I'm not a big fan of the clarinet in general.
I have just seen part of a masterclass given by jack Brymer on the 2bd clarinet sonata (which I'm trying to teach myself on the viola), and 2monotonously" isn't a word that comes to mind.
The ace clarinetist Brymer,
Sander claims in one of Paul's references:
A clarinetist from Angola