Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Eefin: A Grand Tradition


My brother, who knows me well, sent me the link du jour of some down-home eefin and hand music. When I was about eight years old, my oldest brother gave me his old eight-track stereo and a handful of eight-tracks. One of them was "Looney Tunes" from K-Tel and had the song "Little Eefin Annie" by Joe Perkins on it, about a young gal with such a nervous disposition she'd dissolve into "eefin" anytime a direct question was put to her. This would, of course, give me hilarious fits. My grandmother taught me how to do hand music like is done in the clip (although I'm not nearly as talented) and after years of practice I have a nice rhythmic song I can do to impress at parties. Just ask, and I'll embarrass you by doing it.

Link (thanks, Scott!)