Ain't I Lucky? (1905)
A Ragtime Two-Step
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: B.E. Rudisill Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 605
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Length: approx. 2½ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Ain't I Lucky? is both a philosophical question and the title of this ragtime two-step. Put to myself personally then the answer is a definite yes. This happy composition has an AABBCC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of G and C respectively. The final A- and C-strains are both played an octave higher than the first iteration which means that in this adaptation for recorder sextet, the melodies are shared by the treble and 1st tenor voices. In the original sheet music, the piece signs off with a DC but lacks a Fine - a repeat of the A-strain seems to be order of the day which may be regarded as further luck! Please experiment!
Ain't I Lucky? was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Not issued D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Midi Colin D. McDonald