Songs that use a Jew's Harp

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    I don't know why I was thinking about this, but can anyone come up with some songs they like that feature the Jew's Harp?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew's_harp

    Feel free to post YouTube videos.
     
  2. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Forum Resident

    Join Together by the Who.
     
  3. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

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    Up On Cripple Creek by The Band.
     
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  4. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

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    "Bird on a Wire" by Leonard Cohen. It's practically the lead instrument.
     
  5. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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  6. Ceilidh

    Ceilidh Forum Resident

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    The Ozark Mountain Daredevils used it pretty liberally on their debut album, as I recall.
     
  7. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

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    Rag Mama Rag
     
  8. stunner2020

    stunner2020 Forum Resident

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    The sister songs "Premiers Symptômes" and "Lunatic Asylum" from Serge Gainsbourg's L'Homme À Tête De Chou. From, amazingly, 1976.

     
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  9. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    San Francisco Bay Blues by Eric Clapton
     
  10. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    I've read that Dizzy Gillespie used it a lot in his later years.
     
  11. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    Black Girls - Violent Femmes
     
  12. Emberglow

    Emberglow Forum Resident

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  13. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    First tune that came to mind:
     
  14. johnnybrum

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    It sounds like one at 2.53 of The Boxer: Simon & Garfunkel ...wonderful song

     
  15. Cheli Venco

    Cheli Venco Formerly Lilly Layne

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    Wow, that's quite something.
     
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  17. heepsterandrey

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
    Black Sabbath - A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'd vote for this as the best use!
     
  20. Gumboo

    Gumboo Forum Resident

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    Voice Of Change - Mason Proffit

     
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  21. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

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    I think you are hearing a bass harmonica, played by Charlie McCoy. It is a wonderful song!
     
  22. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

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    Wasn't that a kazoo on Unplugged?
     
  23. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Neil Young-"Get Back To The Country"

     
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  24. Davey

    Davey I carry the moon inside a silver bag

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    Some versions of "American Wheeze" from 16 Horsepower start out with one ... like this one ...

     
  25. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    No, that's a clavinet, being run through a wah wah pedal.
     
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