I think I've asked once previously about the somewhat comical end tag, "Shave and a haircut, two bits". I don't recall getting an answer. I presume it originated with an itinerant street vendor. Does anyone know? Does anyone know when this might have been and how long this tag has been used to finish out a tune?
Here's another...... I recognize this as something tacked on the end of the closing of a Three Stooges' short after the tune, "Listen to the Mockingbird". I was surprised to hear it played after "Pop Goes the Weasel" by a CW-era brass band. I never thought much about it as I guess I figured it was something the 3-Stooges producers came up with But now I'm wondering if it has an earlier origin or was the brass band simply having a bit of 20th C fun?