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Ricola Melody

The classic Swiss jingle “Ricola” is typically sung from the top of the Alps accompanied by an alpenhorn. In the key of A Major, the first interval is an A Major Third, like the doorbell, then moves up to a B Minor Third. I have transcribed it here in 6/8 time for educational purposes.

Ahem! For some reason when I hear that melody, my throat gets congested. I start to salivate like Pavlov’s doggies. When I close my eyes, I see only yellow.

Last night, I went out and saw a Blues band play the Blues in A, not even A Major, and I instantly fell into a coughing fit.