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In American circuses, before electronic communication were available; when there was a problem, such as a fight, or a fire, or an escaped animal; whom ever found this problem would signal by a military type salute and then placing their hand over their heart to the band leader. To alert all the circus hands of the problem, the band leader would stop the band and restart by playing __________________________________?

Its 20 DISagrees over here this morning, no snow yet, pleanty of frost for your shivering pleasure, clear sky with no wind, there are no hints in the weather report.

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001


Charge of the Light Brigade


-- (, December 22, 2001.

Cold here in SE Ohio too, the sky is clear and pretty, but it is cold!!!!

"Taps" is my answer.

-- Melissa (, December 22, 2001.

I'm guessing the national anthem.

-- Cheryl in KS (, December 22, 2001.

The answers given so far are close but not robust enought.~

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001.

Seems I read once that it was "Stars and Stripes Forever". Now, if I can insert my own stumper, straight from my carnie barker grandfather, what phrase did they shout on the midway to summon help?

-- melina b. (, December 22, 2001.

I am afraid this stumper is not getting enough attention so you young ladies just march your sassy selves back to this screen and solve this now!!?~

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001.

It seems you all are timing the correct answers to come on as I am typing a new clue, as has happen again. I believe that call was "Hey Rube".

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001.

You got it, Mitch!

-- melina b. (, December 22, 2001.

Isn't that "Hey, Jude?" or nowadays, It would be "Hey, Dude"

-- Kelly (, December 22, 2001.

Hey Jude is a Beatles song, Hey Dude would have been misunderstood back then.

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001.

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