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 Post subject: Yo Cats, Footballs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 am 
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It has been decades since I last looked up the lyrics to Yo Cats. So, now that I have, I am wondering what "footballs" are in the following lyrics...

Get your fiddle, get your bow
Play some footballs on your hoe
Watch your watch, play a little flat
Make the session go overtime, that's where it's at

I had thought it was "foot-falls", which I had thought meant that the musician makes noise in the studio, so the session runs overtime.
Assuming that donlope has the correct lyrics, what are footballs? I am guessing that it means an incorrect note, but why?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:34 am 
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footballs: written voicings in whole and half notes

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. . . and then also . . .

David Ocker, The David Ocker Internet Interview, 1994-1995: Play some "footballs" - slang for a "whole note" and by extension an "easy gig" as in "there was nothing to play but footballs". The suggestion that a player would intentionally play badly to send the session into overtime is, um, rather unkind.


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Thanx Manx!

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