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Thread #95596   Message #1861099
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
17-Oct-06 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Back Up and Push
Subject: RE: origin/lyrics: Back Up and Push
The first part of the tune itself would apear to originate from the Ragtime piano cakewalk piece mentioned above, J Bodewalt Lampe's "Creole Belles". I haven't listened to the original piano roll for a while but I believe it is the second strain in the above piece. Apparently it was one of several ragtime pieces made popular by the playing of John Philip Sousa and probably entered the folk tradition from there. I have always, possibly erroneously assumed that the Rubber Dolly lyrics originated from a kids skip-rope song ?