A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 23, 2017
“Every Good Boy Does Fine” (EGBDF music mnemonic)

Entry in progress—B.P.
“Every Good Boy Does Fine” is a mnemonic for E-G-B-D-F, the notes on the lines of the treble clef.

Other EGBDF mnemonics include “Every Good Boy Deserve Favor,” “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge,” “Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge,” “Every Good Burger Deserves Fries,” “Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet,” “Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips” and “Elvis’ Guitar Broke Down Friday.”

GBDFA mnemonics include “Good Boys Do Fine Always” and “Good Burritos Don’t Fall Apart.” An ACEG mnemonic is “All Cows Eat Grass.”


Wikipedia: EGBDF
EGBDF may refer to:

. e, g, b, d and f. The notes on the lines of the treble clef and the mnemonic used by some music students to remember it, such as Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

. A number of song and album names satirising the above mnemonics:
.. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a play by Tom Stoppard
.. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (album), by the Moody Blues
.. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, an album by Mudhoney

1 March 1900, The Etude (Philadelphia, PA), “Value of Blackboard Illustration for CHildren” by Estella M. Hillman, pg. 112, col. 2:
Of course, when first beginning, I give them little sentences to help them remember the lines and spaces; such as, “Every Good Boy Does Finely,” etc.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Monday, January 23, 2017 • Permalink