Lyrics for the Limerick Trio, Third Movement

Edited: November 15, 2021, 11:12 AM · 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!

Replies (9)

November 15, 2021, 11:39 AM · Did he play it syrupy sweet?
November 15, 2021, 1:05 PM · 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!
November 15, 2021, 1:20 PM · 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.
November 15, 2021, 5:51 PM · 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.
I'm not a fan of the clarinet in general either, I must admit, but WAM & JB somewhat transformed it by what they wrote for it.
November 15, 2021, 6:11 PM · The ace clarinetist Brymer,
Although a real old timer,
Played the Brahms Trio,
All Allegro Con Brio,
Showing no signs of alzheimer!
November 15, 2021, 10:21 PM · https://www.violinist.com/discussion/thread.cfm?page=4637
https://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/7768/
https://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/7855/
Edited: November 16, 2021, 8:03 AM · *
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There once was a trio by Haydn.
He thought of the theme while in Leiden.
A few quarter notes
Begot falsified votes
And now we're stuck with Joe Biden.
Edited: November 22, 2021, 5:15 AM · Sander claims in one of Paul's references:

Though this pattern can make you scream,

Note that many a classical theme,

From Mozart to Brahms,

From concertos to psalms,

Is based on this very same scheme.


I must have missed something, because I know only two tunes in the entire classical literature that will fit a limerick, the Brahms I mentioned, and the hymn/paslm tune "Dennis", attributed to Nägeli, without the slurs.
Sander, can you please enlighten us?

November 21, 2021, 3:07 PM · A clarinetist from Angola
was eager to play the viola.
He tried playing Brahms
but with sweaty palms
it sounded more like a mandola.


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