Re: [Harp-L] Spacing and phrasing

No doubt this could be the case.

Sometimes legend gives more meaning than fact.

From Gary Popenoe

On Jan 23, 2008, at 1:58 PM, "laurence garman" <l.garman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The so called quote by Armstrong has really become corrupted in this thread.
Wrong man-wrong question.
The origin is attributed to Fats Waller who when asked 'what is rythmn' replied 'man if you have to ask you aint got it'
There is a Waller compilation entitled 'If you have to ask.........'
This quote has been doing the rounds for decades and you can bet your life it is entirely apocryphal,either he never said it or he said something related which has been moulded into this glib maxim over the years,
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