”You don’t pick ary guitar or banjer do ye?
No, Holme said.
If’n ye did I’d give ye one of them there rattles to put in it.
Them snakes rattles yander. Folks that picks guitar or banjer are all the time puttin em in their guitar or banjer. You say you don’t play none?
I ain’t never tried my hand at it.
Some folks has a sleight for music and some ain’t. My granddaddy they claimed could play a fiddle and he never seen one.
None of us never took it up, Holme said.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Outer Dark (1968)