Bongos In Church #1LinerWednesday

In the same conversation at the Southern Indiana Writers meeting that gave me last week’s post for 1-Liner Wednesday, another member said he didn’t like drums in church. Not snare drums. Bongos would be all right. And another member wondered what hymn bongos would work with, then answered her own question:

The Virgin from Ipanema.

If you don’t get it, watch this.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow this link.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about an inappropriate musical instrument. You can take that any way you want to.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Bongos In Church #1LinerWednesday

  1. Dan Antion

    April 18, 2018 at 7:04am

    I need to think about that, but I’m starting off with “no thanks”

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        April 18, 2018 at 4:14pm

        Don’t think I’d seen that Tom Lehrer one – thanks!

        I left Mexico – a very Catholic country – in 1969, and haven’t gone back to live (though the family is all there).

        I remember being annoyed (I was young – forgive me) when they changed from Latin to the vernacular, and all my carefully acquired church Latin was suddenly far less valuable. Oh, well – I never did learn much Latin.

        He managed to be funny, and not too disrespectful (Genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!). I mostly sit, now – even in choir – but still love it, bongoes (yes, I’ve seen them in church – went to grad school in the 70s in Madison, WI) and all. I’m fine with a lot of the music (except the organ at the church my husband prefers, which sounds like a carnival carrillion to my ears – way to perky and peppy), and still sing whatever comes up, from Gregorian chant through yesterday.

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