Watermelon Whispers (1918)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: G.H. Green Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 911
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
Watermelon Whispers is a fine syncopated fox trot in AABBCC form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the BB- and CC-strains. The melodic line is for the greater part handled by the descant but surrenders the reins for the interlude and the first C-strain. The tasteful cover of the original sheet music shows a pair of happy Piccaninnies perhaps whispering to each other whilst consuming watermelon slices almost as large as themselves. Just the stuff for a hot summer's day!
Watermelon Whispers was published by Ted Browne Music Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. crotchets/min. is suggested.

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