There’s Always a Tall One

barbershop quartet of rats

Barbershop quartet truism: There’s always a tall one. If you are lucky, he’s the bass, adding extra effect to his oom-pa, oom-pa in the background. But it could be anyone. Even the tenor.

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky
I ain’t had no lovin’ since
January, February, June or July.

No clouds, it’s a holiday
For me an’ my gal
So shine on, shine on harvest moon.

Incidentally, the harvest moon is the one closest to the autumnal equinox. The one after that is the hunter’s moon. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re wasting time looking at pictures when you could be out learning something.