quote by Lee Trevino

Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.

— Lee Trevino

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These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.


How little is required for pleasure! The sound of a bagpipe - without music, life would be an error.

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The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.

Some men there are love not a gaping pig, some that are mad if they behold a cat, and others when the bagpipe sings I the nose cannot contain their urine.

The reason I'm patriotic about Scotland is because I think it's been dealt a really hard hand. It's marketed the world over as . . . haggis . . . bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.


When you've heard one bagpipe tune, you've heard them both.

I find brass bands have a melancholy sound.

All right out of doors, of course - fifty miles away. Like bagpipes, they turn what had been a dream into a public nuisance.

Rock music sounds like an octopus making love to a bagpipe.

Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.

It's hard to play with a bagpipe player.

It's like an exotic bird. I love the sound, it's like strangling a goose.


Scottish bagpipe has two tenors and one bass - three drone pipes - and then the one chanter. If you put bagpipes together, it creates such a fine sound.

Constable Moore had reached the age when men can subject their bodies to the worst irritations - whisky, cigars, woolen clothes, bagpipes - without feeling a thing or, at least, without letting on.

...I got to try the bagpipes. It was like trying to blow an octopus.

I grew up with boys of all kinds - I have two brothers, and I was in a bagpipe band for several years.

Initially, when I was making the bagpipes and reed instruments, it was different from the other instruments. In terms of sound itself, it may not be different, but in performing with it, it was a necessity to build it if I was going to perform and make scores with it. By making the instruments, it helped me compose the way I want.


The bagpipes sound exactly the same when you have finished as when you started

There's always something in most world folk musics that always seems connected;

whether it's a bagpipe or a tambura, there's always some sort of drone instrument, and there's always percussion.

I'll bet there aren't too many people hooked on crack who can play the bagpipes.

The Scots are subsidy junkies whingeing like a trampled bagpipe as they wait for their next fix of English taxpayers' money.

If the Scottish want to break away, I shall stand on Hadrian's Wall with a teary handkerchief, and say: 'Good riddance to the lot of you, and take your stupid bagpipes with you.'


The tune was wailing and mournful, almost flagrantly so, and the total effect was of a heartbroken piccolo being parted forever from its bagpipe lover.

I got into one of the Scottish classical styles called piobaireachd, which is a very old music that started around the 1700s or something. I really got into this music. After that, I started to compose bagpipe music in my notations. Then I started building bagpipes by myself, and then I started to perform with the instrument myself in the 1980s.

Bill Monroe spoke of bringing 'ancient tones' into his music with echoes of British and Irish fiddle and bagpipe music, while also delving deeply into American blues, gospel, folk hymnody, and hill country dance music. To that gumbo, he added the invigorating rhythms and harmonies of hot jazz. It was a new kind of American music, named in honor of his band The Blue Grass Boys to be known, simply, as bluegrass.

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity the sound achieved by the pig.