Bag O' Pipes.

They found this pipe

Put holes in it and blew,

A strange sound came out!

They fixed it to a cotton bag

And the air in the bag

Flowed through the pipe,

The strange noise sounded.

Tubes were put on the bag,

Tubes of different sizes

To let the air out,

Making different sounds.

Another pipe was put in

And air was blown in

To fill out the bag,

And as the bag was squeezed

The sound came out from the tubes,

Such a very strange sound

From this bag o’ pipes,

This bag o’ pipes invented,

Invented by the Irish.

The Irish did not like them,

Did not like the sound,

So they gave them to the Scots.

And the Scots have not yet seen it,

Not yet seen the joke,

The joke the Irish played,

The Irish played on the Scots.


  • Teddy.15

    LOL if they are played with skill they are without doubt a musical feast. I had never heard the truth until now shocking how one man's rubbish is another man's mouth piece lol 🤣😂😂 a wonderful thought 💖

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Teddy, they are as good a sound as the Northumbrian pipes IMHO.


    • orchidee

      Good write Gold. I'm over the hill.....(very old!)... and far away singing! You'll be glad to know.

      • Goldfinch60

        The further away the better with your singing Orchi. LOL

        • orchidee

          Yup, they all say. They are horrible to my singing. Well, I started it, by saying I had about 5 million singing lessons. lol.

        • Saxon Crow

          Haha. But there is something ethereal about the pipes. Personally, I like em. Even though they are a piss take haha

          • Goldfinch60

            The Northumbrian Pipes sound more ethereal to my mind SC.


          • dusk arising

            Hmm theres something special about the ear which appreciates the sound of those droning bagpipes. Whatever that specialness is completely eludes me.
            Can you imagine chet and Jerry Mulligan dueting but with Jerry on bagpipes... what? you have a headache already just contemplating it. OK if you want a real ear twister listen to Eric Dolphy soloing in bebop on a bass clarinet. Have some paracetamol to hand.

            • Goldfinch60

              DRONING! That's the word for them.
              Chet and Gerry with bagpipes - ugh I need to lie down at the thought of it.

              I see what you mean about Eric Dolphy, just played some and I do need those paracetamol.


            • Accidental Poet

              An Artist, is to listen as much as to play. 😉

            • Rozina

              That's interesting information. I have heard Scottish bagpipes. Quite like the sound.

              • Goldfinch60

                Listen to the Northumbrian pipes to my mind they are much better. Thank you Rozina.


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