there’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle

a 1902 S. BUTLER Way of All Flesh (1903) lxi. Beyond a haricot vein in one of my legs I’m as young as ever I was. Old indeed! There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

1979 N. FREELING Widow xxx. He looked at her casually... ‘Not all that bad at that. Many a good tune played on an old fiddle.’

2002 G. PHINN Head over Heels in Dales 9 Dun’t really matter what it looks like, though, does it? It’s what inside that counts, my grandad says. Same wi’ people, he says. ‘Many a good tune played on an owd fiddle.’


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  • tune — ► NOUN ▪ a melody or melodious piece of music. ► VERB 1) adjust (a musical instrument) to the correct or uniform pitch. 2) adjust (a radio or television) to the frequency of the required signal. 3) adjust (an engine) or balance (mechanical parts) …   English terms dictionary

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  • tune — see why should the devil have all the best tunes? a dripping June sets all in tune when the furze is in bloom, my love’s in tune there’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle he that lives in hope dances to an ill tune …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • many — see many a little makes a mickle many a mickle makes a muckle there’s many a slip between cup and lip many are called but few are chosen many hands make light work there’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fiddle — see there’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Old time fiddle — Old time music Stylistic origins British folk, African music, minstrel, Tin Pan Alley, gospel, Appalachian music Cultural origins English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, African, French, German, Spanish …   Wikipedia

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