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Ragtime at the Zoo: Animal Rags

Featuring piano rags on the theme of animals

 

By Ted Tjaden

(originally published June 2006 and updated periodically)

 

There are links in the table below to 152 classic piano rags or ragtime-era compositions that are named after animals or have animals on their sheet music covers. Beneath the table is a list of close to 100 additional "print only" classic piano rags on the theme of animals, many of which are widely available in various ragtime folios (as indicated). I of course realize that some of the rags below may only marginally be related to animals but I have decided to err on the side of inclusiveness. Almost all of the rags on this page are instrumentals; however, I made a few exceptions such as for Moving Day in Jungle Town  (see below) and Gila, Galah, Galoo! (see below) because the artwork on these covers was so fantastic.

 

Classic Piano Rags on the Theme of Animals

 

Alaska Rag Sheet Music Cover

Alaska Rag. Alec M. Malin. Seattle, WA: Erho Music Pub. Co., 1915.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Anaconda: Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Anaconda: Two-Step. Sylvester B. Grant. New York, NY: Old Colony Piano Co., 1901.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Armadillo Rag. Clarence F. Brown. Galveston, TX: Thomas Goggan & Brothers, 1911.

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Source: Copy provided by Michael Chisolm  [top]

Arrival of the Mocking Bird: Characteristic Intermezzo Sheet Music Cover

Arrival of the Mocking Bird: Characteristic Intermezzo. Alan Brown. New York, NY: McKinley Music, 1904.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

At the Grasshopper's Hop Sheet Music Cover

At the Grasshopper's Hop. Allan J. Sanson. Philadelphia, PA: Alberts Publishing Co., 1906.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

At the Post: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

At the Post: March and Two-Step. Walter Hawley. New York, NY: M. Witmarks & Sons, 1903.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Baboon Bounce Sheet Music Cover

The Baboon Bounce: A Rag-Step Intermezzo. George L. Cobb. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1913.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Bantam Step Sheet Music Cover

Bantam Step. Harry Jentes. New York, NY: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1916.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Bees-Wax Rag Sheet Music Cover

Bees-Wax Rag. Harry J. Lincoln. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., 1911.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Black Cat Rag. Lina Mumford. Grand Rapids, MI: Mumford & Co., 1901.

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Source: Digital copy from Michael Chisolm [top]

Black Cat Rag Sheet Music Cover

Black Cat Rag. Frank Wooster & Ethyl B. Smith. St. Louis, MO: Frank Wooster Company, 1905.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Black Feather: Two Step Sheet Music Cover

Black Feather: Two Step. Irene M. Giblin-O'Brien. New York, NY: Vinton Music Co., 1908.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Black Wasp Rag: A Stinger Sheet Music Cover

Black Wasp Rag: A Stinger. H.A. Fischler. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., 1911.

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Source: Personal collection  [top]

Blue Goose Rag Sheet Music Cover

Blue Goose Rag. Charles L. Johnson (using the pseudonym Raymond Birch). Chicago, IL: Forster Music, 1916.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Boiled Owl Rag Sheet Music Cover

Boiled Owl Rag. Margaret Woodin. New York, NY: F.B. Havilland, 1911.

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Source: Library of Congress, Music Division  [top]

Bow-Wow: One Step (A Dog-Gone Good Dance) Sheet Music Cover

Bow-Wow: One Step (A Dog-Gone Good Dance). F. Henri Klickman. Chicago, IL: McKinley Music Co., 1916.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Bow-Wow: One Step Sheet Music Cover

Bow-Wow: One Step. Wheeler Wadsworth. San Francisco, CA: 1919.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

The Buffalo March : For the Piano Sheet Music Cover

The Buffalo March : For the Piano. Thomas Preston Brooke. Cincinnati, OH: John Church Co., 1901.

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Source: University at Buffalo Sheet Music of the Pan American Exposition  [top]

The Buffalo Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Buffalo Rag. Tom Turpin. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1904.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Bull Frog Blues Sheet Music Cover

Bull Frog Blues. Guy Shrigley and Tom Brown. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1916

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Source: UCLA Archive of Popular Music  [top]

Bulls and Bears: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Bulls and Bears: March and Two-Step. R.M. Stults. Philadelphia, PA: J.V. Stults, 1901.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana    [top]

The Bumble Bee: Characteristic Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Bumble Bee: Characteristic Rag. Harry Austin Tierney. New York, NY: Ted Snyder Company, 1909.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

The Bunny Hug Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Bunny Hug Rag. Harry DeCosta. New York, NY: Waterson, Berlin & Synder, 1912.

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Bunny Hug Rag Sheet Music Cover

Bunny Hug Rag. George L. Cobb. Battle Creek, MI: Chas. E. Roat Music Co., 1913.

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Source: Copy provided by a user of this website   [top]

Butterflies Caprice Sheet Music Cover

Butterflies: Caprice. Charles L. Johnson. Chicago, IL: Forster Music, 1908.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Buxton Slow Drag: A Snail Serenade

Buxton Slow Drag: A Snail Serenade. Leonard Lewis. New York: Leo Feist, 1907.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Call of the Wild: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Call of the Wild: March and Two-Step. F.H. Losey. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1904.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

The Canary Fox Trot Sheet Music Cover

The Canary Fox Trot. W.B. Kernell. New York, NY: Waterson, Berlin & Synder, 1919.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Cat's Pajamas Sheet Music Cover

The Cat's Pajamas. Harry Jentes. New York, NY: Jack Mills, 1922.

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Source: Photocopy supplied by a user of this website  [top]

The Cat on the Keyboard Sheet Music Cover

The Cat on the Keyboard. Harry Stafford. London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1915.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Celebrated Barn Dance Sheet Music Cover

Celebrated Barn Dance. Henry S. Sawyer. Chicago, IL: McKinley Music, 1908.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

 Chantecler Sheet Music Cover

Chantecler. Jeanne Delmar . Montreal, QC: Delmar Music Co., 1910.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada   [top]

Chanticleer (Cock a Doodle Doo) Rag: March Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Chanticleer (Cock a Doodle Doo) Rag: March Two-Step. Albert Gumble. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1910.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Chasing the Chickens Sheet Music Cover

Chasing the Chickens. Abe Olman and Raymond Walker. Chicago, IL: Forster Music Publisher Inc., 1917.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Chasing the Squirrels Schottische Sheet Music Cover

Chasing the Squirrels Schottische. H. Reed. New York, NY: Century Music Pub. Co., 1909.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

The Chevy Chase: Fox Trot Sheet Music Cover

The Chevy Chase: Fox Trot. Eubie Blake. New York, NY: Jos. W. Stern, 1914.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Chicken Charlie by Ashley Ballou. Chicago, IL: W.C. Polla, 1905.

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Source: Digital copy from a reader  [top]

Chicken Pickin's: Dance Descriptive Sheet Music Cover

Chicken Pickin's: Dance Descriptive. Thos. S. Allen. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1910.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Chilly-Billy-Bee Rag: Instrumental Sheet Music Cover

Chilly-Billy-Bee Rag: Instrumental. Lewis F. Muir. New York, NY: J. Fred Helf Pub. Co., 1910.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime [top]

Dance of the Hoo-Hoo Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Hoo-Hoo. Emma Y. Suckert. Boston, MA: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1898. Recorded by Nora Hulse on 60 Years of Ragtime Piano.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Dance of the Moon Birds Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Moon Birds. A.J. Stasny. Cleveland, OH : A.J. Stasny Music Co., 1915.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Dance of the Nightingales: Barn Dance Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Nightingales: Barn Dance. F.H. Losey. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub., 1908.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Dance of the Song Birds Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Song Birds. Benjamin Richard. New York : Willis Woodward & Co., 1902.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Dance of the Sparrows: Characteristic Sheet Music Cover

The Dance of the Sparrows: Characteristic. B. Richmond. New York, NY: Leo Feist, 1903.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Dance of the Taffy 'Possums Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Taffy 'Possums. Harold Orlob. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick, 1909.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Dance Of The Teddy Bears Sheet Music Cover

Dance of the Teddy Bears. J. S Fearis. Chicago, IL: McKinley Music Co., 1907.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Dogzigity Rag Sheet Music Cover

Dogzigity Rag. Billie Taylor. New York, NY: Ted Snyder Company, 1910.

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Elephant Rag Sheet Music Cover

Elephant Rag. Malvin M. Franklin. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick, 1913.

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Source: Personal collection  [top]

The Elephant Trot Sheet Music Cover

The Elephant Trot: An Episode of the Jungle. Carl Kahn. Toronto, ON: H.H. Sparks, 1904.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada  [top]

Feedin' the Kitty Sheet Music Cover

Feeding the Kitty: A Ragtime One-Step. George L. Cobb. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1919.

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Fly Paper Rag Sheet Music Cover

Lee, A. Lorne. Fly Paper Rag. Toronto, ON: A.H. Goetting, 1909.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Four Little Butterflies Sheet Music Cover

Four Little Butterflies. Lawrence B. O'Connor. Boston, MA: Colonial Music, 1910.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Fox Hunter's March and Two Step Gallop Sheet Music Cover

Fox Hunter's March and Two Step Gallop. William H. Penn. Chicago, IL: Sol Bloom, 1900.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana [top]

Fox Trail March Sheet Music Cover

Fox Trail: March. J. S Zamecnik. Cleveland, OH: Sam Fox Pub. Co., 1917.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Frog Legs Rag Sheet Music Cover

Frog Legs Rag. James Scott. New York, NY: John Stark & Son, 1906.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana    [top]

Frog Puddles Sheet Music Cover

Frog Puddles. Howard Whitney. Melbourne: Allan & Co., 1901.

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Source: National Library of Australia Digital Collections   [top]

The Frolic of the Elks: Characteristic Two Step Sheet Music Cover

The Frolic of the Elks: Characteristic Two Step. Edmund Braham. Chicago, IL: Windsor Music Co., 1900.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Frolic of the Frogs Waltz Sheet Music Cover

Frolic of the Frogs Waltz. J.J. Watson. New York, NY: De Luxe Music Co., 190-.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Gathering of the Moose: March and Two Step Sheet Music Cover

Gathering of the Moose: March and Two Step. Harry Williams. Providence, RI.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Gila, Galah, Galoo! Sheet Music Cover

Gila, Galah, Galoo!. Walter Donovan (lyrics by Arthur Fields). New York, NY: Leo Feist, 1916.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Golden Spider Rag Sheet Music Cover

Golden Spider Rag. Charles L. Johnson. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music, 1910.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

Goose Step: Novelty One Step Sheet Music Cover

Goose Step: Novelty One Step. Eugene Platzmann. New York, NY: Church, Paxson, 1915.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Grasshopper's Hop: A Bugtown Society Event. Sadie Koninsky. New York, NY: Edward M. Koninsky & Bros., 1901.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections  [top]

Grizzly Bear Rag Sheet Music Cover

Grizzly Bear Rag. George Botsford. New York, NY: Ted Snyder Co., 1910.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

 Hen Cackle Rag: A Barnyard Disturbance Sheet Music Cover

Hen Cackle Rag: A Barnyard Disturbance. Charles L. Johnson. Kansas City, MO: J.W. Jenkins, 1912.

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Source: Kansas City Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Hog-Town Pig-Aninnies: Two-Step Cake-Walk: A Very Warm Number Sheet Music Cover

Hog-Town Pig-Aninnies: Two-Step Cake-Walk: A Very Warm Number. Edmund Braham. New York, NY: Edmund Braham, 1899.

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Source: Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Hop Toad: March & Two Step

Hop Toad: March & Two Step. Bessie Cummins. Kansas City, MO: J.W. Jenkins Sons Music Co., 1906.

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Source: Kansas City Sheet Music Collection  [top]

The Horse Show Ragtime March Sheet Music Cover

The Horse Show Ragtime March. Gentry Shelton. St. Louis, MO: Val A. Reis Music Co., 1899.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

Horse Shoe Rag Sheet Music Cover

Horseshoe Rag. Julia Niebergall. Indianapolis, IN: J.H. Aufderheide, 1911.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Jack Rabbit Rag Sheet Music Cover

Jack Rabbit Rag. Donald Garcia. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., 1910.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Jim Crow Rag Sheet Music Cover

Jim Crow Rag. Lizzie Mowen. Rochester, NY: C.C. Powell, 1910.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

The Kangaroo Hop Sheet Music Cover

The Kangaroo Hop. Melville Morris. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1915.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

King-Bee Waltzes Sheet Music Cover

King-Bee: Waltzes. Billy West. New York, NY: Ed. Rosenbaum, Jr., 1918.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

King of the Forest: March and Two Step Sheet Music Cover

King of the Forest: March and Two Step. Abe Losch (pseudonym for Harry J. Lincoln). Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., 1909.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana    [top]

King of them All Rag Sheet Music Cover

King of them All Rag. Wm. Murray Simpson. Chicago, IL: Frank Root & Co., 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Kissing Bug Rag Sheet Music Cover

Kissing Bug Rag. Charles L. Johnson. Louisville, KY: Keith Music Co., 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Kitten on the Keys Sheet Music Cover

Kitten on the Keys. Zez Confrey. New York, NY: Jack Mills, 1921.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana    [top]

Klondije Rag Sheet Music Cover

Klondike Rag. George Botsford. New York, NY: William R. Haskins Co., 1908.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Kookooburra Schottische Sheet Music Cover

Kookooburra Schottische. Arthur W. Rooney. Sydney: Anglo American Music Pub., 1919.

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Source: National Library of Australia Digital Collections   [top]

Leap Frog Rag Sheet Music Cover

Leap Frog Rag. Edwin F. Kendall. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick, 1908.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

The Lion Tamer Rag: A Syncopated Fantasia Sheet Music Cover

The Lion Tamer Rag. Al Marzian (as "Mark Janza"). Louisville, KY: A.F. Marzian, 1913.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Livery Stable Blues Sheet Music Cover

Livery Stable Blues. Alcide Nuanez and Grim Natwick. Chicago, IL: Roger Graham Music, 1917.

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Source: The E. Azalia Hackley Collecttion, Detroit Public Library

The Lizard and the Frog: Characteristic Sheet Music Cover

The Lizard and the Frog: Characteristic. Theodore F. Morse. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1901.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

The Lobster Glide Sheet Music Cover

The Lobster Glide. Malvin M. Franklin. New York, NY: The Great Eastern Music Publisher, 1909.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime  [top]

March of the Buffaloes Sheet Music Cover

March of the Buffaloes. Fred L. Ryder. Chicago, IL: McKinley Music Co., 1901.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana   [top]

Me-ow: One-Step Sheet Music Cover

Me-ow: One-Step. Mel Kaufman. Cleveland, OH : Sam Fox Publishing Co., 1918.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

The Microbe: A Contagious Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Microbe: A Contagious Rag. Webb Long. Wichita, KS: Marsh & Needles, 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection  [top]

The Missouri Mule March Sheet Music Cover

The Missouri Mule March. Charlotte Blake. Detroit, MI: Whitney-Warner Publishing Co., 1904.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Mocking Bird Rag: Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Mocking Bird Rag: Two-Step. Chas. T. Straight. New York, NY: M. Witmark & Sons, 1912.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime  [top]

The Monarch March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

The Monarch March and Two-Step. Harry P. Parker. Erie, PA: Frank Brehm, Jr., 1897.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Monarch of the Glen: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Monarch of the Glen: March and Two-Step. J.H. Miller. South Whitley, IN: Norris & Sterling, 1903.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana   [top]

Monkey Blues Sheet Music Cover

Monkey Blues. Max Darewski. London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1918.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Monkey Doodle: Two Step Sheet Music Cover

Monkey Doodle: Two Step. G. Selig. Brooklyn, NY: Hirsekorn & Selig, 1915.

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Source: Digital scan provided by reader  [top]

Moose March Sheet Music Cover

Moose March. P. Hans Flath. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1910.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Moose Rag Sheet Music Cover

Moose Rag. Ted Johnson. Erie, PA: Brehm Bros., 1910.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Mosquito Bites Sheet Music Cover

Mosquito Bites. Edwin F. Kendall. New York, NY: Seminary Music, 1907.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana   [top]

The Mosquitoes' Parade: A Jersey Review Sheet Music Cover

The Mosquitoes' Parade: A Jersey Review. Howard Whitney. New York, NY: M. Witmark, 1900.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

The Mouse and the Clock: Novelty for Piano Sheet Music Cover

The Mouse and the Clock: Novelty for Piano. Howard Whitney. M. Witmark & Sons, 1905.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Moving Day in Jungle Town Sheet Music Cover

Moving Day in Jungle Town. Nat D. Ayer (lyrics by A. Seymour Brown). New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1909.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Old Crow Rag Sheet Music Cover

Old Crow Rag. George Botsford. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1909.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime  [top]

Old Faithful: March and Two Step Sheet Music Cover

Old Faithful: March and Two Step. Abe Holzmann. New York, NY: Leo Feist, 1907.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

The Old Grey Mare (The Whiffle-Tree): One-Step, Two-Step & March Sheet Music Cover

The Old Grey Mare (The Whiffle-Tree): One-Step, Two-Step & March. Frank Panella. Pittsburgh, PA: Panella Music, 1915.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Oriole: Characteristique Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Oriole: Characteristique Two-Step. New York, NY: Seminary Music, 1908.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

The Oyster Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Oyster Rag. Tom Lyle. Detroit, MI: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1910.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Parade of the Hummingbirds Sheet Music Cover

Parade of the Hummingbirds. F.H. Losey. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub., 1906.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Parson Johnson's Rag-Time Mule: A Characteristic Two Step and Cakewalk Sheet Music Cover

Parson Johnson's Rag-Time Mule: A Characteristic Two Step and Cakewalk. E.E. Huston. Denver, CO: Tolbert R. Ingram Music Co., 1900.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Pegasus Sheet Music Cover

Pegasus . James Scott. St. Louis, MO: Stark Music Company, 1920.

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Persian Lamb Rag Sheet Music Cover

Persian Lamb Rag: A Pepperette. Percy Wenrich. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1908.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Pig Ankles: A Grotesque Intermezzo Sheet Music Cover

Pig Ankles: A Grotesque Intermezzo. Mamie E. Williams. Kansas City, MO: J.W. Jenkins Kansas City, 1905.

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Source: Kansas City Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Pigeon Walk Sheet Music Cover

Pigeon Walk. James V. Monaco. New York: Broadway Music, 1914.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana   [top]

Pigeon Wing Rag Sheet Music Cover

Pigeon Wing Rag. Charles L. Johnson. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1909.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Porcupine Rag Sheet Music Cover

Porcupine Rag. Charles L. Johnson. New York, NY: M. Witmark & Sons, 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Possum and Taters: A Ragtime Feast Sheet Music Cover

Possum and Taters: A Ragtime Feast. Charles Hunter. Nashville, TN: H. A. French, 1900.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection    [top]

The 'Possum Barbecue Sheet Music Cover

The 'Possum Barbecue. John Martin. New York, NY: S. Brainard's Sons, 1899.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Possum Hall Rag: Cake Walk and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Possum Hall Rag: Cake Walk and Two-Step. Bennett F. Fritch. Copyright: Bennett F. Fritch, 1899.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Possum Rag Sheet Music Cover

Possum Rag. Geraldine Dobyns. Memphis, TN: O. K. Houck Piano Co., 1907.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Potato-bug Parade: An Aroostook Episode Sheet Music Cover

Potato-bug Parade: An Aroostook Episode. George L Cobb. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, Inc., 1922.

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Source: Maine Music Box  [top]

That Potatoe Bug Rag

That Potatoe Bug Rag. Axel Christensen. Chicago, IL: Christensen School, 1916.

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Source: Ragtime Review (Vol. 2, no. 11, pages 16-17: May 1916)  [top]

Pretty Polly Fox Trot Sheet Music Cover

Pretty Polly Fox Trot. Dan Caslar. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1918.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Race Course: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

The Race Course: March and Two-Step. Jack Glogau (arranged by E.T. Paull). New York, NY: E.T. Paull, 1905.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Race Horse Rag: Two Step Sheet Music Cover

The Race Horse Rag: Two Step. Philadelphia, PA: Jos. Morris, 1911.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana   [top]

Mightingale Rag Sheet Music Cover

The Ragtime Nightingale. Joseph Lamb. St. Louis, MO: Stark Music Company, 1915.

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Ragtime Oriole Sheet Music Cover

Ragtime Oriole. James Scott. St. Louis, MO: Stark Music Company, 1911.

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Red Raven Rag. Carl E. Olson. Wichita, KS: Olson-Edwards Music, Co., 1910.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

Red Raven Rag Sheet Music Cover

Red Raven Rag. Charley Straight. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick, 1915.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

Reindeer Rag Sheet Music Cover

Reindeer: Ragtime Two Step. Joseph Lamb. St. Louis, MO: Stark Music Company, 1915.

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Rooster Rag Sheet Music Cover

Rooster Rag. Muriel Pollock. New York, NY: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1907.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Russian Pony Rag: A Syncopated Prance Sheet Music Cover

Russian Pony Rag: A Syncopated Prance. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs 1910.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Shovel Fish Rag Sheet Music Cover

Shovel Fish Rag. Harry Cook. Louisville, KY: Herman Straus & Sons, 1907.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

Silver Fox: A Raggy Fox Trot Sheet Music Cover

Silver Fox: A Raggy Fox Trot. Henry Lodge. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1915.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Silver Spur: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Silver Spur: March and Two-Step. Budd L. Cross. Cleveland, OH: Sam Fox Publishing, 1912.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Snappin' Turtle Sheet Music Cover

Snappin' Turtle. Charles L. Cooke. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick, 1913.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

Speckled Spider Rag Sheet Music Cover

Speckled Spider Rag. Harry French. Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1910.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Squirrel Rag Sheet Music Cover

Squirrel Rag. F.H. Klickmann and Paul. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1913.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Stewed Chicken Rag Sheet Music Cover

Stewed Chicken Rag. Glenn C. Leap. New York: Glenn C. Leap, 1912.

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Source: Indiana Historical Society - Digital Images Collection  [top]

The Stinging Bee Characteristic Sheet Music Cover

The Stinging Bee Characteristic. Mike Bernard. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1908.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Tale of a Kangaroo Sheet Music Cover

The Tale of a Kangaroo. Gustav Luders. New York, NY: M. Witmark & Sons, 1900.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Tangle-Foot Rag Sheet Music Cover

Tangle-Foot Rag. F.H. Losey. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music, 1910.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Tango Toreador Sheet Music Cover

Tango Toreador. Lew Pollack. New York, NY: Joe Morris, 1914.

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Source: Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University)  [top]

Teasing the Cat Sheet Music Cover

Teasing the Cat. Charles L. Johnson. Chicago, IL: F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, 1916.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Teddy Bear March Sheet Music Cover

Teddy Bear March and Two Step. Albert A. Williams. New Haven, CT: Albert A. Williams, 1907.

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Texas Steer Rag Sheet Music Cover

Texas Steer Rag. George Botsford. New York, NY: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1909.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

Thanks for the Lobster (Merci du Homard) Sheet Music Cover

Thanks for the Lobster (Merci du Homard). Clarence M. Jones. Chicago, IL: Frank K. Root & Co., 1914.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana    [top]

That Dawggone Rag Sheet Music Cover

That Dawggone Rag. Maurice K. Smith. Los Angeles, CA: W.A. Quincke, 1014.

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Source: Personal copy  [top]

They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun' Sheet Music Cover

They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'. Carrie Bruggeman (as "Cy Perkins" as composer and "Webb M. Oungst" as lyricist). New York, NY: M. Witmark & Sons, 1912.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana  [top]

Thoroughbreds: March and Two Step Sheet Music Cover

Thoroughbreds: March and Two Step. Emil Seidel. Indianapolis, IN: Seidel Music Co., 1912.

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Source: Indiana Historical Society - Digital Images Collection  [top]

Tiger Rag Sheet Music Cover

Tiger Rag. Nick LaRocca. New York, NY: Leo Feist, 1917.

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Source: New York Public Library Digital Collections  [top]

A Tip on the Derby: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

A Tip on the Derby: March and Two-Step. Charles J. Gebest. New York: Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., 1902.

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Source: Indiana Historical Society - Digital Images Collection  [top]

The Top Notch: March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

The Top Notch: March and Two-Step. Charles Arthur. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1908.

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Source: University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Turkey in the Straw Sheet Music Cover

Turkey in the Straw. A Rag-Time Fantasie. Otto Bonnell. New York, NY: Leo Feist, Inc., 1899.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Turkey Trot Sheet Music Cover

Turkey Trot. Joseph M. Daly. Boston, MA: Jos. M. Daly, 1912.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

The Turkey Trot First Page of Music

The Turkey Trot. Ribé Danmark. London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 1912.

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The Whistler and His Dog Sheet Music Cover

The Whistler and His Dog. Arthur Pryor. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1905.

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Whoa! Nellie! George Gould. San Francisco, CA: Sherman, Clay & Co., 1925.

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Source: Digital copy from a reader [top]

Whoa! You Heiffer. Al Verges. New Orleans, LA: Hakenjos, 1904.

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Wildfire March and Two-Step Sheet Music Cover

Wildfire March and Two-Step. Walter Rolfe. Rumford, ME: Walter Rolfe Music Co., 1919.

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Source: Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection Ragtime   [top]

 

Additional "print only" piano rags on the theme of animals

Set out below is a list of additional piano rags that are "print only" on the theme of animals. If any readers have copies of any of the following pieces that are in the public domain, I would welcome getting a copy of those pieces to add to the sheet music to the list above.

 

  • Alligator Bait. Hal G. Nichols. New York, NY: F.A. Mills, 1912.
  • Bird-Brain Rag. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • The Birds' Carnival. Zez Confrey. New York, NY: Robbins Music, 1935. Sheet music available in Ragtime: 100 Authentic Rags (Jasen).
  • Black Canary. Harry Austin Tierney. New York, NY: Ted Snyder Company, 1911.
  • Black Crow. Max Schuldt, Jr. Chippewa Falls, WI: Max Schuldt, Jr., 1912.
  • Black Crow Rag. Tommy Moreland. Idaho Falls, ID: Tommy Moreland, 1914.
  • The Blue Jay and the Squirrel: Woodland Chatter. Charles L. Johnson. Kansas City, MO: Carl Hoffman Music Co., 1902. Sheet music available in Philip A. Stewart, ed. Rags and Other Riches From Charles L. Johnson. Paola, KS: Philip A. Stewart, 1995.
  • Blue Jay Rag. Frank Wooster. St. Louis. MO: Frank Wooster, 1907.
  • Buffalo Dish Rag. Bernisne G. Clements. New York, NY: F.B. Haviland, 1910.
  • Bug-House Rag. Randolph C. Newton & Will E. Skidmore. Kansas City, MO: Skidmore Music Company, 1916.
  • Bull Dog Rag. Geraldine Dobyns. Memphis, TN: Anderson-Rienhardt Company, 1908.
  • Bull Moose Rag. K.M. Gilham. Alameda, CA: K.M. Gilham, 1912.
  • Bumble: A Characteristic Buzz: Two-Step Unique. Will Livernash. 1907 (advertised on eBay)
  • The Bumble Bee Rag. E. Clinton Keithly. Louisville, KY: Keith Music, 1909.
  • Cat Grin Rag. Flora Bergman. New York, NY: Ted Snyder Company, 1910.
  • Chasing the Fox. J. Louis Merkur. New York, NY: Jack Mills, 1928.
  • Chasing the Fox. Percy Wenrich. Chicago, IL: Forster Music, 1922.
  • Chicken Dance. Herbert Cortess. Kyserike, NY: Chauncey Van Denmark, 1913.
  • Chicken Pranks. Max Kortlander & Lee S. Roberts. Chicago, IL: Max Kortlander & Lee S. Roberts, 1917.
  • Chicken's Rag. Rafael Balseiro. New York, NY: J. Fischer & Bro., 1915.
  • Cottontail Rag. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • Crazy Horse Rag. Roscoe Carter. Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1909.
  • Dance of the Crocodiles Rag. H.H. Whiting. Sanford, ME: H.H. Whiting, 1912.
  • Dancing Animal Crackers. Harry DeCosta & Herbert Steiner. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1929.
  • Dog on the Piano. Ted Shapiro. New York, NY: Jack Mills, 1924.
  • Firefly Rag. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • Fly Paper Rag. A. Lorne Lee. Toronto, ON: A.H. Goetting, 1909.
  • Fox-Terrier Rag. John N. Lang. Indianapolis, IN: John N. Lang, 1915.
  • Gobbler’s Gambol: The New Turkey-Trot (1913) (Calvin Grooms) (Available in print at University of Colorado)
  • Grasshopper Rag. Leon Eleizer. Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1909.
  • The Honey Bee. Mamie E. Williams. Kansas City, MO: Williams Publishing Co., 1902. Sheet music available in Hulse, Cake Walks.
  • Horse Laugh. Sam H. Ewing. Cleveland, OH: Sam H. Ewing, 1909.
  • It's a Bird! Cliff Hess. Cincinnati, OH: Groene Music, 1905.
  • Jack Rabbit Rag. H.J. Beckerman. Chicago, IL: American Music, 1914.
  • Kautious Kitties. Silvio DeRienzo. New York, NY: Alfred & Company, 1930.
  • Kitty Wobble. Waylande Gregory. Pittsburg, KS: Waylande Gregory, 1920.
  • Krazy Cat. Ben Ritchie. New York, NY: Ben Ritchie, 1911.
  • Magpie Rag. Malvin M. Franklin. New York, NY: Joseph W. Stern, 1908.

  • Monkey-Bizniz: Novelty for Piano. Charles L. Johnson. Chicago, IL: Forster Music Publisher, 1928. Sheet music available in Philip A. Stewart, ed. Rags and Other Riches From Charles L. Johnson. Paola, KS: Philip A. Stewart, 1995.

  • Mouse's Hoofs. Zez Confrey. New York, NY: Exclusive Publications, 1935.
  • The Mule Walk. James P. Johnson.
  • Octopus Rag. John Oliver Erlan. Chicago, IL: Darrow & Quadland, 1907.
  • Oh You Tigers: Rag Two Step. Anna M. DeVarennes. Bay City, MI: Anna M. DeVarennes, 1909, recorded by Nora Hulse on 60 Years of Ragtime Piano.
  • Oh You Turkey. Henry Lodge. New York, NY: Waterson, Berlin & Synder, 1914.
  • Old Tom-Cat on the Keys. Bob Zurke. New York, NY: Leo Feist, 1940. Sheet music available in Ragtime: 100 Authentic Rags (Jasen).
  • Pink Poodle One Step. Charles L. Johnson. Chicago, IL: F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher, 1914. Sheet music available in Philip A. Stewart, ed. Rags and Other Riches From Charles L. Johnson. Paola, KS: Philip A. Stewart, 1995.

  • Poodle Rag. Bill Krenz. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1954.
  • Pussy Cat Rag. David R. Lee. Dundas, ON: Dun-Val Music Publishers, 1975.
  • Rabbit Foot Rag. Al Harriman. Boston, MA: Al Harriman, 1910.
  • Ragtime Bobolink. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • Rattle Snake Rag. Washington, DC: H. Kirkus Dugdale, 1910.
  • Rattlesnake Rag. Ethwell Hanson, arranged by Lou Busch. New York, NY: Chatsworth Music, 1952 [based on information provided by Perfessor Bill Edwards].
  • Rattlesnake Rag. Ethwell Hanson. Neenah, WI: Ethwell Hanson, 1917.
  • Red Mouse Rag. Wilbur Piper. Sidney, OH: H.R. McClure Company, 1910.
  • Rooster Reel: Two-Step and Buck Dance. Dan Goldsmith. Winnipeg, MB? (November 23, 1912).
  • Silver Swan Rag. Scott Joplin. Los Angeles, CA: Maple Leaf Club, 1971.
  • Snuggle Pup. George L. Cobb. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1929. Sheet music available in Ragtime: 100 Authentic Rags (Jasen).
  • Squirrel Food Rag. R.G. Grady. Cincinnati, OH: Olympic Music, 1916.
  • That Bull Frog Rag. George W. Thomas. New Orleans, LA: Williams & Piron, 1917.
  • That Tiger Rag. W.J. Rawson, Jr. Aberdeen, SD: W.J. Rawson, 1911.
  • Thoroughbred Rag. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • Tiger Rag. D.J. La Rocca. New York, NY: Leo Feist, Inc., 1917.
  • Toad Stool Rag. Joseph F. Lamb. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964. Sheet music available in Joseph F. Lamb, Ragtime Treasures Piano Solos. New York, NY: Mills Music, 1964.
  • Tom Cat Rag. Harry Weston. New Orleans, LA: Music Shop, 1912.
  • The Turkey Walk. G.L. Lowell.
  • Tuxedo Cat Rag. Bill Edwards.
  • Wild Cat Blues. Thomas "Fats" Waller and Clarence Williams. New York, NY: Clarence Williams Music, 1923.

 


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