In keeping with Bloom's observation that "There's music everywhere," the Sirens overture follows its echo of "hoofirons, steelyringing" with music made by a pipe: "A husky fifenote blew." The motif anticipates a passage in which Simon Dedalus cleans out his pipe preparatory to filling the bowl with fresh tobacco.

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  William Faulkner and his pipe. Source:

A Civil War-era fife made by George and Frederick Cloos.
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