"Shave and a Haircut" and the associated response "two bits" is a seven-note musical call-and-response couplet, riff or fanfare popularly used at the end of a musical performance, usually for comedic effect. It is used melodically or rhythmically, for example as a door knock.

"Shave and a Haircut" in G major.
These notes are: G-D-D-E-D F-G.
In a variation on this tune, the second and third notes are replaced with a triplet with the middle note a semitone lower.
In another variation on this tune, the fourth tone is also flatted. This transposes the tune from G major to its harmonic minor key, G minor.
"Shave and a Haircut" in G major and then with chords.[1] Play  or play with chords .

"Two bits" is a term in the United States and Canada for 25 cents, equivalent to a U.S. quarter. "Four bits" and "Six bits" are also occasionally used, for example in the cheer "Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar." The final words may also be "get lost", "drop dead" (in Australia),[citation needed] or some other facetious expression. In the UK, it was often said as "five bob" (slang for five shillings), although words are now rarely used to accompany the rhythm or the tune.

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