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donkeys noun

The key of D major

See also gorillas

Origin

The ceilidh band Heron Island, of which Mark & Felix were members

Collected by

Riverbankers – 2000s
Mark, Naomi, Joy & Felix

Notes

However they start life, most folky tunes end up in G or D once they’ve been transposed for melodeon & other diatonic instruments. When called across a noisy space, G & D sound very similar whereas Gorillas & Donkeys are much easier to differentiate

Submitted: 02/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 02/03/2022 23:08 by Mark

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