Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"They Always Pick On Me"

I picked up this sheet music at a used bookstore because of the cover art. Never having heard the song, I looked on youtube and saw that Betty Boop had sung it!


The Library of Congress's National Jukebox Project has the original Ada Jones recording from 1911, which is most enjoyable as well. The other hits of Harry Von Tilzer , who wrote the music, included "A Bird in a Gilded Cage," "Cubanola Glide," "Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie," "Old King Tut," "All Alone," "The Ragtime Goblin Man," "I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid!," and "I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad."

I love to collect sheet music, pulp fiction paperbacks,  LP album covers, and many other items for the graphics but long ago ran out of space to exhibit them. Maybe House Beautiful: Decorating with Your Favorite Objects will help. Do you have a similar collecting problem (or solution?) 

1 comment:

  1. Loved the Betty Boop. Funny, now I recognize the tune as one my Grandfather's second wife used to sing!

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