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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
, co-authored by Royal Neel
, is described by Trebor Jay Tichenor
in his Recorded Ragtime, 1897-1958
as being influenced by a Texan blues style and a down-home barrelhouse rag with walking bass, breaks and phrasing typical of the piano playing of the Southwest.
Its form is AABCDDAE with a 4-bar introduction. The B and C strains are of 18-bars and the remainder of the more standard 16-bars. As can be seen on the cover of the original sheet music, this piece was dedicated to one Scott Birdsong. Whether that worthy was the trainer of an animal stage act comprising a pair of geese jockeyed by mice clad as bell-hops is pure conjecture.
was published by The Bush & Gerts Piano Co.
, Dallas, Texas, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.