Swiss Cheese Rag (1913)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: A.E. Bohrer Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 227
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Swiss Cheese Rag is a charming rag which fairly bubbles and chortles along. Judging light-heartedly from the sub-title, Tango and One Step, it seems that the composer was covering his bets. The cover of the original sheet music delightfully depicts a brace of dancing/tangoing mice atop a huge holey Swiss cheese as well as a mus musculus bridal pair replete with wedding finery doing a one step one assumes within the protective walls of the cut cheese.
Swiss Cheese Rag was published by A.E. Bohrer, New York, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.