A little bit of music trivia for the Faucet tonight. What makes the high-pitched sounds at the end of Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”?
A) a Squeegee scratched across a dry window
B) a monkey
C) a soprano that has had too much to drink
D) a small furry animal under duress
E) a cuica, which is a Brazilian friction drum used in carnivals and samba music
Skip down to find the correct answer.
The answer is E, though if you listen closely on repeat, I think an argument can be made for D.