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From Baur's Book 1883. Funny little melody, isn't it?

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Comment by Paul Draper on May 17, 2015 at 5:26am
Nice. Too utterly too what I wonder...
Comment by Joel Hooks on May 17, 2015 at 8:48am

… Oscar Wilde.  It is a Oscar Wilde reference.

Nothing says the mountains, folk music or old time more than this...

Comment by Strumelia on May 17, 2015 at 2:06pm

I somehow envision a softshoe/vaudeville routine when I hear this tune.

Comment by Ian Bell on May 23, 2015 at 8:58am
One of my favourites, Tim! Thanks to Joel for the Wilde info - I'd been wondering. I love playing this tune on a fretted instrument and throwing in some extra bass notes and chords. My piano-playing buddy Tom has a great accompaniment for it and we sometimes sneak it into shows in a medley with "Les Sylphides Mazourka". I should record it sometime.

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