Is this the most deliriously fun bassoon line ever written?

Could this be the greatest bassoon line outside of the classical repertoire?

smokey robinson bassoon

Forget Prokofiev, the most famous bassoon line does not characterise a lumbering grandfather - it’s in one of Smokey Robinson’s greatest songs. Just listen to the chops on this:

Fortunately for anyone wanting to play this peach of a line, a YouTuber has transcribed it:

And Smokey himself doesn’t just love the bassoon, he loves Pagliacci - apparently it was the main inspiration behind the song’s character:

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