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    I thought we would go with a well known and familiar piece. Please consider SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel and please LIKE this video and SHARE it with your friends!

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    I have had this song in my head since I was a little kid. I had no idea that was the name! Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bertotti View Post
    ... in my head since I was a little kid. ... Love it!
    If you lived in the metro NYC area (NY/NJ/CT) in the '60s and ever heard a radio, your head would instantly go to:

    "A bargain's a bargain at John's Bargain Store
    You get more of a bargain than ever before ..."

    From what I can see now, various places are using the name; can't tell if any have commandeered the tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdHanrahan View Post
    If you lived in the metro NYC area (NY/NJ/CT) in the '60s and ever heard a radio, your head would instantly go to:

    "A bargain's a bargain at John's Bargain Store
    You get more of a bargain than ever before ..."
    Kinda like Burgermeister beer using the Beer Barrel Polka with new lyrics on their ads in the same period.

    pluckinstrings: Not bad, but it's usually played at about 126 bpm, and you're around 88. I wonder if you could get it up to speed by alternating the pick throughout. That is dud udu dud udu. Worth a try!

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    One of my favorite up-to-speed versions of this tune is the video from Jonathan Jeffries, he adds some harmonizations

    https://youtu.be/Y-tJ1dY2jEE

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