Kissing Bug (1909)
Rag
Last updated: 11.04.22
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE258
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Length: approx. 3 ¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled.
Perhaps because Kissing Bug was published by such a minor publishing house, it never received the same circulation and acclaim as Dill Pickles (1906) with which it may readily be compared. It is a lively piece with unforgettable melodies. The cover of the original sheet music depicts a charming and an eminently kissable "bug".
Kissing Bug was published by Keith Music Co., Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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cd15.gif Miguel Pineda-Van Gelder A Ragtime Feast: Forgotten Rags No. 3: Charles L. Johnson CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
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youtube15.jpg Kissing Bug (3.00) Ragtime Dorian Henry