The Eskimo Rag (1912)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: G. Botsford Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/B/B/GB(B)/Voice
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 398
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The Eskimo Rag is a pleasant piece with amusing lyrics. At the time of publication, the phrase "It's a darn bad place for the B. V. D's" given in the chorus remains a conundrum; a considerable amount of research has turned up nothing. I would love to know what it conveys!
The Eskimo Rag was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 120 crotchets/min. is suggested.

Surfer Cliff Kennedy sent the following in March, 2008:
"BVDs" is simply slang for underwear or "long-johns." I am unsure as to the origin of the abbreviation, but that's what it means. So, in other words, Alaska's a darn bad place to be caught in nothing but your underwear!

Thanks a million Cliff solving most of the mystery!