The Burglar Buck (1909)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: S.O. Jones Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/A+T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 972
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Length: approx. 2¼ mins.
The Burglar Buck appears to be a descriptive rag concerning burglars going about their nefarious activities. The front cover of the original sheet music shows a trio of masked burglars. The leading bowler-hatted vaguely Irish delinquent is happily dancing or tip-toeing to strains, ABACC by the way, produced by his accomplice at a grand piano all under the gaze of a third keeping look-out from his vantage at the point of entry, an opened window, no doubt prepared for a quick get-away. This rare composition may have been intended for the stage or utilised as a vaudeville piece. Whatever, all this should be borne in mind when performing this recorder quintet.
The Burglar Buck was published by the Chas. K. Harris, New York, USA.
A tempo of 78 crotchets/min. is suggested.