PICK
UP
THE
STIC-
-KS
by Barney Arathoon, Chapter 2

Pick up the sticks, my glorious young student,

and adjust your seat, if the time may be prudent.

For now is the time for drumming and beat,

so feet on the pedals and sit on the seat.

Tom-toms and basses with taut, upturned faces,

and cymbals from cases, your thumping heart races.

There’s no need for tuners, for strings, or for picks,

and cymbals from cases, your thumping heart races.

There’s no need for tuners, for strings, or for picks,

or black keys, sharp notes or hard guitar licks.

For all you need are your sticks and this book,

so pick them all up and let’s have a look!