This question already has an answer here:

I'm exasperatedly seeking the melody behind this scene in a BBC production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, starting here at the 1:04:18 mark. It reminds me of Schubert's Der Müller und der Bach, but I think there's something else...

marked as duplicate by José David, Dom Sep 18 '17 at 2:55

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

migrated from music.stackexchange.com Sep 16 '17 at 16:08

This question came from our site for musicians, students, and enthusiasts.

  • I suspect the actor improvised it. No melody or source is designated in the script. – Laurence Payne Sep 16 '17 at 13:09
  • 2
    This looks exactly like a Music Fans Stack Exchange question. – Dekkadeci Sep 16 '17 at 14:23
  • It doesn't fit the bill for music history and theory? I think it's close enough. – Erick Verran Sep 16 '17 at 14:25
  • 1
    Music Fans Stack Exchange has a ton of "identify this melody" questions, just like yours. – Dekkadeci Sep 16 '17 at 14:28
  • 1
    Yeah. Did a mod do this and forget to delete the original? – Erick Verran Sep 17 '17 at 12:51

It is a folk melody often called Carnival of Venice when performed by classical musicians but perhaps better known as the nursery song My Hat, it Has Three Corners.

This result in google books would indicate that the same tune was used in the original production.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.