Teasing the Cat (1916)
Rag or Fox Trot
Last updated: 12.03.23
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Composer: C.L. Johnson Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 281
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Length: approx. 4 mins.
Chas. Johnson covered his bets in subtitling Teasing the Cat as a rag or a fox trot, looking after the old whilst heralding in the new as it were. Whatever it is a lively enough piece with a lot of enjoyment in it. Its form is AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AABBA- and CCBB- strains are in the major keys of C and F respectively. The cover of the original sheet music shows a yowling moggie in full chorus at the height of the mating season in a nocturnal setting having a dilapidated old boot being hurled at it by an unseen unappreciative audience no doubt yearning for a peaceful, uninterrupted bit of shuteye. This piece will certainly keep both performers and concert guest wide-awake!
Teasing the Cat was published by F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Not issued A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Midi J. Cowles
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
cd15.gif Various Artists Ragtime to Jazz: Vol. 2: 1916-1922 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Teasing the Cat (1916) C.L. Johnson (music) Piano Ragtime Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Teasing the Cat (1916) C.L. Johnson (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.