Thursday, December 15, 2022

Free Barbershop Music Score Reference

 From Evergreen District's Monthly Newsletter


During the holidays is a great time to look for new music for your chapter or your quartet. Evergreen District of the barberhop Harmony Society has a huge collection legal music for you to select from and order up to as many copies as we have stored. Download the spreadsheets to see what we have waiting. There's a list of sheet music - and also older portfolios and manual for you all to pick from.

The only cost to you is the postage.

The site reads:


 Download the either the spreadsheet or the pdf  


Read through the titles (which also lists arrangers and number of legal copies)  If you find titles that you’d like to have, send Ken Galloway an email listing the ones that you are interested in.  He will reply and work out the details. Again,

Note: Legal music can be given away to other singers, but it can not be sold (which is tempting).  The music has been donated by EVG Chapters and some songs we have up to 100 clean, legal, copies. 

And so, ...

I scanned and found nothing I want to order, since the Rose City Timberliner's Chorus maintains a similar library.  We are currently filing lots of loose music into the four cabinets.  After that, we can make a similar index.  Maybe we'll offer a similar service and/or send the scores to the District to distribute.



Thursday, November 24, 2022

A grammar joke walks into a bar.


• An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars.
• A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly.
• A bar was walked into by the passive voice.
• An oxymoron walked into a bar, and the silence was deafening.
• Two quotation marks walk into a “bar.”
• A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite.
• Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.
• A question mark walks into a bar?
• A non sequitur walks into a bar. In a strong wind, even turkeys can fly.
• Papyrus and Comic Sans walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Get out -- we don't serve your type."
• A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, seeing the handwriting on the wall but hoping to nip it in the bud.
• A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
• Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They converse. They depart.
• A synonym strolls into a tavern.
• At the end of the day, a cliché walks into a bar -- fresh as a daisy, cute as a button, and sharp as a tack.
• A run-on sentence walks into a bar it starts flirting. With a cute little sentence fragment.
• Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapses to the bar floor.
• A figure of speech literally walks into a bar and ends up getting figuratively hammered.
• An allusion walks into a bar, despite the fact that alcohol is its Achilles heel.
• The subjunctive would have walked into a bar, had it only known.
• A misplaced modifier walks into a bar owned a man with a glass eye named Ralph.
• The past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense.
• A dyslexic walks into a bra.
• A verb walks into a bar, sees a beautiful noun, and suggests they conjugate. The noun declines.
• A simile walks into a bar, as parched as a desert.
• A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to forget.
• A hyphenated word and a non-hyphenated word walk into a bar and the bartender nearly chokes on the irony.
Hah! Detailed explanations at
All the best.  GS