1 part talent
2 parts strength
Cane and thread of a considerable length
A couple sharp knives
Razor blades too
The knack for stubbornness through and through
Most importantly, 9 parts frustration
And 10 parts mad -
Now hopefully your reeds won't all be bad.
It SUCKS to be an oboist. Clarinetists think the have it bad but no, they don't even know the beginning of it. I must have been very annoyed on Monday otherwise I wouldn't have been driven to write a RHYMING poem, of all things.