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Caution : any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely accidental.

Most of the stories you will find here come from other "viellistic" English-speaking sites. If ever you know others about the hurdy-gurdies and players of hurdy-gurdies, do not hesitate to send them to me to hg.vielle@wanadoo.fr


La vita non e' solo suono di violini ... purtroppo ci sono anche le ghironde !
Life is not only sound of violoin, unfortunately there are hurdy-gurdies !
(italian proverb, nearly modified - Thanks to Chiara.)



Q: What is the difference between a violin and a hurdy-gurdy ?
R: The hurdy-gurdy burns longer.


Q: What is the difference between a violin and a hurdy-gurdy ?
R: One can tune a violin.
Q: When does a hurdy-gurdy play like a violoin ?
R: When it's in its case, and that it does not play.
Q: What is the difference between a hurdy-gurdy and a Kalashnikov ?
R: A Kalashnikov stops after twenty blows.
Q: What is the difference between a hurdy-gurdy and a violin ?
R: The hurdy-gurdy contains more beer.
Q: How long does it take to tune a hurdy-gurdy ?
R: Nobody knows it.
Q: How does one call ten hurdy-gurdies in the middle of the ocean ?
R: A good departure !
Q: What is a gentleman ?
R: Somebody who knows how to play the hurdy-gurdy, and which doesn't play it..
Q: What is the difference between a hg player and a dog ?
R: The dog knows when it must stop scratching itself.
Q: What is the difference between an diatonic accordion and a hurdy-gurdy ?
R: An accordion burns very warmly, a hurdy-gurdy burns for a long time.
Q: What is the difference between a hg player and a terrorist ?
R: One can negociate with a terrorist.
Q: What is the difference between a hg player and a cobra ?
R: One is a lethal poison, the other a reptile.
Q: Why can't one hurdy-gurdy in a numerical recording ?
R: Because this technology eliminates all the disturbing noises.
Q: If you are lost in the desert, what do you see ? A good hg player, a bad hg player, an oasis ?
R: The bad hg player ; the others are inventions of your own imagination.
Q: What can you do to produce a pretty sound with a hurdy-gurdy ?
R: Sell it and buy a violoin !
Q: How can two hg players plays in unisson ?
R: Kill one !
Q: When can one say that e hg player plays out of tune ?
R: When the wheel turns!
Q: Why are the stories about hurdy-gurdies are short ?
R: So taht the hg players can understand them.
Q: What is the difference between the head of the hurdy-gurdy and the head of a hg player ?
R: Both of them are here for decoration...
Q: What is the difference between a hg player and mosquitos ?
R: The mosquitos are a nuisance only two month a year.
Q: What is the difference between some condemned to be hanged and somebody listens to hurdy-gurdy ?
R: Both of them hope that the strings will break.
Q: How does one recognize a hg player in an asylum ?
R: It's the only person who has got a tortoise on his knees, tapping itsgelly while turning its tail.
Q: When does a hg player play coorectly in saccato ?
R: When he suffers from Parkinson's disease.
Q: Where does a hg player have to look when he has got problems ?
R: On the cheviller, because it is there that the beys of the problem are.
Q: How does one call girls who follows musicians ?
R: Groupies.
Q: How does one call a boy who follows musicians ?
R: A hg player.
Q: How can one recognize a deaf person in a concert given by hg player ?
R: It is, either the only survivor among the audience, or the hg player.
Q: What is the difference between onions and hurdy-gurdy ?
R: Nobody cries when one cuts a hurdy-gurdy !
Q: What is the difference between a hurdy-gurdy and a Lada ?
R: One can tune a hurdy-gurdy !
Q: What is the difference between a hurdy-gurdy and a bagpipe ?
R: For the bagpipe, it's the bag which is let down , for the hurdy-gurdy it's the player !!!


And there are still many others ! Fortunately, there are only stories ...



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