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Swannee Whistle

A whistle whose pitch is controlled by a hand operated slide which alters the length of the air column inside. Often used for comic effects and remembered as the sound which represented the voice of the Clangers. Also used to great effect on Radio 4's 'I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue' in the round entitled ' Kazoo and Swannee Whistle' where two panelists have to play a given piece of music using the two aforementioned instruments. Generally unwelcome at sessions.