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Re: The older the violin, the sweeter the music

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 04, 2008 at 17:28

In Reply to: The older the violin, the sweeter the music posted by Velda on December 04, 2008 at 15:20:

: Where did the phrase originate: 'the older the violin, the sweeter the music'?

Quite possibly with the observation that really old (ideally 17th-century) violins are the best ones. Or it may be a prettifying of the proverb "There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle". (VSD)