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Entry from January 23, 2017
“Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet” (EGBDF music mnemonic)

Entry in progress—B.P.
“Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet” 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 Good Boy Does Fine,” “Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge,” “Every Good Burger Deserves Fries,” “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

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Taxonomic classiification.
R H Draney
4/2/09
(...)
Every Good Boy Does Fine
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (Mudhoney song)
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit
Every Good Boy Deserves Fun
Every Good Bird Does Fly
Every Good Boy Deserves Football
Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips
Elephants Get Big Dirty Feet
Every Green Bus Drives Fast
Every Good Burger Deserves Fries
Even George Bush Drives Fast
Elvis’s Guitar Broke Down Friday
Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge
Elephants Go Bouncing Down Freeways

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Dru Raymundo
‏@supadru
Rock rock ya’ll, to the beat ya’ll. Elephants got big dirty feet, ya’ll.
12:40 AM - 7 Feb 2010

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Selena Jordan
‏@SelenaJordan
RT @_Chenola_: @itsmeAmberJ lol we used “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”... mmmmm lol--ha! Or “Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet” lol
7:51 PM - 17 May 2010

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JaJuan_Muzic
‏@JaJuan_Cofield
Ha!! Reading some music and “Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet” popped in my head! Lmao
1:52 PM - 24 Feb 2011

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Kelly Findley
‏@KelPatFin
Besides Every Good Boy Does Fine, how could we remember the treble clef notes?
Student: Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet. #pianoteaching
6:52 PM - 26 Oct 2016

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