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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
was "respectfully dedicated to my friend Charles Neil Daniels
" by Bennett and this piece was obviously intended to amuse. The tempo is given as Tempo Irish
which probably means to give it a fair old lick. Lyrics are to be sung between bars between 36-44 and 84-92 are as follows:
And he worked all day without shugar in his tay,
And he work'd right there on the old railway.
And he work'd, And he work'd. And he work'd, And he work'd,
And the wind blew through his whiskers.
The cover of the original sheet music depicts a grinning, somewhat simian "Irishman" set against a huge three-leafed clover, pulling on a diminutive obligatory clay pipe. Whether he has straw-filled brogues on his feet and a shillelagh under his right-arm is left to our imagination. Yes Sir! It's all very characteristic.
was published by Victor Kremer Co.
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a quintet
version of this item.