Feeding the Kitty (1919)
A Ragtime One-Step
Last updated: 17.11.19
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Composer: G.L. Cobb Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1118
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
Feeding the Kitty celebrates that feline denizen of the ragtime zoo. It is another Cobb rag characterised by thumping chords throughout which ensures that no one nods off and the intermediate voices are involved from start to finish - hardly any bar-counting here! The composition is in AABBACC form with a 4-bar introduction whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of C and F respectively. For this editor's taste this is a descriptive piece whereby the A-strain deals with the actual feeding - not out of a tin. The B-strain strain has a pair of long jarring chords which may describe the diner's claws being used to defend the meal against other household pets or expressing extreme distaste of some ingredient by clawing the bowl. The C-strains however go on to describe a happy, well-fed and contented kitty
Feeding the Kitty was published in Melody by Walter Jacobs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

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youtube15.jpg Feeding the Kitty (2:21) Ragtime Dorian Henry