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To the bar What does mean "When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar". Does bar mean cafe or outpost?
Dec 27, 2015 12:22 PM
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No, it's a music reference indicating speed. In writing music, a 'bar' is a measure of time. There are usually four beats in a bar, so 'Eight beats to the bar' means that there are many blasts of the whistle in rapid succession - perhaps meaning that a train is about to leave soon or is travelling fast.
December 27, 2015
That is an old classic song ' Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar '. Andrews Sisters. Su.Ki explanation is perfect
December 28, 2015
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