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    His disciples may know all about bluegrass, but apparently they can't tell a screwdriver from a nut driver.
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    I was thinking something along those lines myself.
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    Whoever is buying this stuff might want WILLIE NELSON's Rolling Papers http://r.ebay.com/uM3nsy
    because they must be smokin' da chronic.
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    I'm an old fool-skinner, down ol' Kentucky way- hay- hay
    I can empty out my junk drawer, and sell it on E-Bay ay ay!
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    So I guess this feller is going to sell every single piece of mundane everyday junk that Bill Monroe owned, one item at a time? This will provide years of entertainment.

    It'll be difficult to restrain myself, but I'm going to hold out for his back brace to come up for auction.
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    As long as his used T.P. (Not Tail Piece) doesn’t show up I’ll let people get as weird as they can get.
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    Dont forget the incomparable .....The ultimate and still weirdest Monroe related item ever..

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Edd-Mayfiel...vip=true&rt=nc

    Unfortunately the photo is no longer available..
    kicking myself for not screen-grabbing it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd Lord View Post
    Dont forget the incomparable .....The ultimate and still weirdest Monroe related item ever..

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Edd-Mayfiel...vip=true&rt=nc

    Unfortunately the photo is no longer available..
    kicking myself for not screen-grabbing it..
    How much indirection is acceptable for memorabilia? There must be sods of grass Mr Monroe' s foot has trod on. Can you dye them blue and sell them?
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    If you bought the toaster you could start selling Bill’s toast. Like a license to print money. My god how the money would roll in.
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    Well, I heard that Bill could be a crusty old feller who didn't pay his musicians much bread.

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    The penknife he used to cut "The Gibson" out of his Loar's headstock -- now THAT might be worth bidding on.
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    What a hilarious thread - had no idea there were so many poets here! Just wish we knew who all the suckers were. Ahem, I feel a verse coming on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassweb View Post
    (chorus to the upcoming hit "Bill Monroe's Toaster") - Ok gang... how about a community songwriting project? Go for it!

    I've always been a humble man
    I've never been a boaster
    But here today I proudly say
    I own Bill Monroe's toaster
    She's my sweet little Procter Silex
    I watch her toast, as the years go by
    And I'll never buy another
    I'll keep her til the day I die

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    300 for a toaster!? Do you think I was born yeasterday?

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    I'm the OP and you guys are famous now! Front page of Mandolin Cafe. Now the screwdriver . . .

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    I'm waiting to bid on Bill's uncle's pen that he wrote the song about
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    Oh, it'll toast some Wonder bread,
    but not an English muffin.
    Because, as Monroe told us,
    "That ain't no part of nuthin!"

    Yes, I would bid on hat or boots,
    but who could be a boaster,
    if all they got from eBay
    was William Monroe's toaster?!

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    Is it true Monroe ended up with the toaster 'cause his older siblings got all the larger appliances?
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    Cry Cry Darlin'
    I set my toaster to nine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve VandeWater View Post
    His disciples may know all about bluegrass, but apparently they can't tell a screwdriver from a nut driver.
    I bread to differ with you.

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    This is starting to get a little crusty.
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    To the tune of John Hartford's "Theyre Gonna Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry":

    They're gonna auction Bill MON-roe's toaster,
    They gonna sell the machine that made Bill's white bread brown . . .

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    More toaster doggerel:

    Bill really liked "Ole Sourdough"
    cuz his toaster left a smell,
    but Tenbrooks was the name he chosed
    and I guess that turned out well.

    and:

    Big Mon was known to innovate
    but his toaster showed no mercy,
    it rolled up all the crumbs in one
    and popped out a fresh baked Virzi.
    Well you know them discs was hard to sell
    'cuz they was all so crummy,
    so he added a little torch and wire
    and now they're .....pretty yummy??

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    I asked Mr. Bill for the time of day
    He said he'd throwed his watch away.
    And his toaster, and his tools, and who knows what else
    That'll turn up on Ebay

    In the forum, online, where the sun always shines
    And we snicker at those we don't know
    Who buys this stuff? Who, who, who?
    Who, who who who who?
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    There once was a man from Racine,
    Whose possessions created a scene.
    When they went on eBay,
    Some were excited to pay,
    While some others thought it obscene.

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