Dance of the Collywobbles (1899)
Cake-Walk and Two-Step
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: A. Owen Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 750
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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with the bass doubled.
Dance of the Collywobbles, an early Anita Owen composition is a delightful cakewalk in AABBCCABB form with a 4-bar introduction. The keys used are Bb- and Eb-major for the AB- and C-strains respectively. How this piece came to be so titled is a bit of a mystery. The cover of the original sheet music shows a happy troupe of diminutive elf-like cartoon characters dancing in a woodland setting. There should be no pains in the stomach either for audiences or performers here - the dance is simply too jolly!
Dance of the Collywobbles was published by Wabash Music Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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