I wanted to make a box that was inexpensive, and at the same time had a bit of a flare and fashion. The name of the Rockabilly band title HEMY AND THE HEMORRHOIDS is of course fictional, but the name seemed to me appropriate for the instrument being constructed.
The fittings, nails, screws and other hardware are made of brass, giving the case class and an air (pardon the pun) of sophistication.
|Commodiane, the musical instrument with a distinktive aroma|
|Please close lid when done|
"OUTHOUSES TO THE STARS"
The above is a sign posted on the top of the closed lid.
Special instructions and warningsCOMMODIANE IS NOT A TOY: Use caution when children are in the vicinity. Do not allow children to lick the strings as their tongue may become lodged between the strings (we have received reports of this occurrence).
IF YOU PLAY BY EAR: Be sure to remove your earrings (if you play by nose, remove your nose rings).
AVOID SUFFOCATION: Do not place Commodiane over your head.
Songs and tunes that are not up to your standards my be flushed from the collection. Make sure you're through with the song however as once it is flushed, it is unretrievable.
This instrument is capable of multi techniques. It may be strummed, plucked, or used with a slide of your choice. Tuning is accomplished with a special dulcimer tuning device. Avoid using pliers or other damaging devices.
Songs included in this collection
1. Don't Sit Over the Septic Tank With Anyone Else But Me.
2. Grandpa's Two Holer.
3. Pass Me The Lye Ma, Uncle Jack's Been At The Beans Again.
4. Dig, Dig, Digging A Hole For The New John.
5. Remembering The Days Sears and Roebuck Made Toilet Paper (A well beloved classic).
All song sheets printed on 100% recycled toilet paper.
Additional collections and tunes can be purchased from the Commodiane address printed at the end of this brochure.
On the inside of the toilet lid this famous song is taped for easy reading.
Lyrics for the classic song Outhouse Blues
Who tipped over the latrine? father demanded with belt in hand.
Father, I cannot tell a lie, it was I, replied the boy with lowered head.
Then it's to the woodshed we go my son, where life's lessons are taught.
But father, George Washington was not punished when he confessed for having cut down the cherry tree.
True my son, but his father wasn't in the tree when the tree was cut.
Above the song on the same sheet of paper I have this printed.
Box 1, Route 1 Dunghill Junction
On my brochure I added the following.