We knew why the musical instruments were only used in Gospel Meetings - to deceive the strangers who would be used to piano or organ accompaniment to hymn singing. And back then there were the odd stranger showing up in workers' Gospel Meetings for them to deceive if they didn't get wised up fast.
It was interesting for me as a child to watch the "processing" 2x2s at Gospel Meetings who droned out those slow funeral durge hymns start snoring when the first of the two sermons was about half done.
For me, I loved music and of course not funeral music but lively music that made me tap my feet in glee. I learned to lie just to get to hear that music every day and of course I learned how to hide my 'sin' in the process.
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