On Easy Street - in Rags (1901)
Ragtime Two Step
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Composer: J.R. MacEachron Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 909
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
On Easy Street - In Rags is a delightful melodic admixture of cakewalk and ragtime in the straightforward form of AABBACCBB with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the C- and B-strains. A light-hearted affair with the following lyrics provided for the final BB-strains:
On easy street each night I meet a charming lady with blushes sweet.
Beware, beware don't venture there but just go on easy on easy street.
The cover of the original sheet music illustrates this not-so-romantic encounter with demure fashionable miss and a top-hatted young gent passing each other.
On Easy Street - In Rags was published by Whitney-Warner Publishing Co., Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.