What’s the jaunty tune that David Cameron is humming?

What’s the jaunty tune that David Cameron is humming?


norman lebrecht

July 11, 2016

Cheerfully giving up hs job the British prime minster was clearly heard humming a little theme as he walked through his front door at 10 Downing Street.

But which theme?

Could it be the opening of Shostakovich’s first violin concerto?

UPDATE: here’s another clue.


  • Robert King says:

    Or maybe the ‘famous’ theme from Tannhauser?

  • Paul McGrath says:

    C, C, G, Eb
    D, C, G, Eb

  • Peter says:

    It’s the Teletubbies opening melody.

  • jane s says:

    I had Tannhauser but as it’s minor the opening of Tu Che Le Vanita.

  • boringfileclerk says:

    One is the Loneliest Number?

  • John Borstlap says:

    It is the first bit of Siegfried’s theme from the Ring, the one which is mostly played on the horn and in sixth-eight time. The last note of the humming abrubtly glides from the pitch, however, so it sounds as if Siegfried begins optimistically his theme but suddenly remembers having read the programme notes and that it all goes wrong.

  • Chris Finan says:

    Mahler 7 I think

  • Robert says:

    1. War Pigs – Black Sabbath

    2. Piggies – Phish

    3. Pigs On The Wing 1 – Pink Floyd

    4. Pigs In Zen – Jane’s Addiction

    5. March Of The Pigs – Nine Inch Nails

    6. Pigs – Cypress Hill

    7. Pig – Dave Matthews Band

    8. Pigs, Sheep And Wolves – Paul Simon

    9. Pigs In Space – Mickey Hart

    10. Piggy Pie (Old School) – Insane Clown Posse

    11. Piggy Bank – 50 Cent

    12. Piggy In The Mirror – The Cure

    13. Theme tune to Peppa Pig

  • Cyril Blair says:

    It’s Baba the Turk’s aria from The Rake’s Progess, clearly.

  • John Morrissey says:

    Sounds more like the shost 5th symphony to me. An ironic statement of happiness and positivity masking deep despair . Appropriate . Regardless of that he sounds chipper.. Was his next line “who’s fir a pub crawl ?”

  • Michael Bennett says:

    On France Inter this morning they came up with this…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmp1sGsHOAg

  • Janis says:

    Gabriela Montero had a little fun with it — you can find it on her FB page. 🙂