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Posted: July 11 2022, 19:47

In Taurus II from Five Miles Out, starting at 12:41, the melody that comes in and is sustained for the next part of the song, going from xylophone to Uilleann pipes, sounds remarkably similar to the tune of "I'm a little teapot short and stout, here is may handle here is my spout".  

Has anyone else noticed that?
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Posted: July 12 2022, 12:56

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In Taurus II from Five Miles Out, starting at 12:41, the melody that comes in and is sustained for the next part of the song, going from xylophone to Uilleann pipes, sounds remarkably similar to the tune of "I'm a little teapot short and stout, here is may handle here is my spout".  

Has anyone else noticed that?

I have not noticed (it's not a common children's song where I live).
I gave it a listen, and I think it's similar, but by no means copied.

But when I was a kid and got to hear TB for the first time, I thought he had ripped of the negro spiritual "Josua fought the battle of Jericho" (which we had sung in the school choir).


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Posted: July 12 2022, 14:17

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Quote (Sentinel_NZ @ July 11 2022, 19:47)
In Taurus II from Five Miles Out, starting at 12:41, the melody that comes in and is sustained for the next part of the song, going from xylophone to Uilleann pipes, sounds remarkably similar to the tune of "I'm a little teapot short and stout, here is may handle here is my spout".  

Has anyone else noticed that?

I have not noticed (it's not a common children's song where I live).
I gave it a listen, and I think it's similar, but by no means copied.

But when I was a kid and got to hear TB for the first time, I thought he had ripped of the negro spiritual "Josua fought the battle of Jericho" (which we had sung in the school choir).

Yeah youre right, the "Exorcist theme" does indeed sound a bit like "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho".  And when I say "copied" I am being a bit tongue in cheek, I don't mean literally copied, something like may not even be consciously intentional.
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Posted: Sep. 03 2022, 14:39

It's okay when you feel like one tune is similar to another. The world, in fact, is made up of self-repeaters. For example, I recently bought a VoIP number from http://www.usechalkboard.com and put Van Halen - Dreams on, and now every song I hear on the street reminds me of the ringtone on my phone constantly. As for the number, I can say it's excellent and convenient, especially compared to regular numbers. I can communicate from anywhere in the world, and I can tie my phone, to my data, which makes it more secure.
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