Rags and Tatters (1900)
Last updated: 18.07.18
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Composer: E. Clark Jr. Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 439
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best if the 1st tenor and bass are doubled.
Rags and Tatters is indeed as Trebor Jay Tichenor wrote in his Ragtime Rediscoveries, a splendid rag. It has a "classic" form of AABBACCDD in the major keys of F and Bb. Each of the cheerful folksy strains is quite distinct, the A strain in particular suggests to this editor an irreverent cock a snook at the establishment by the jolly ragged and tattered gentleman illustrated on the front cover of the original sheet music.
Rags and Tatters was published of course by Edward Clark Jr., Poultney, Vermont, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.