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Length: approx. 3¾ mins. Sounds best with the 1st tenor and bass doubled.
is a gay, haunting, quirky rag of almost boundless syncopation and complicated form of composition requiring the very best of ensemble skills with regard to the double T
onguing and t
iming. On first publication it was advertised as "picture show, first scene" indicating use to accompany silent films of the day. The name "Billiken", an oriental good-luck charm, celebrates both a St. Louis Club and the St. Louis University basketball club of the same name.
was published by the Stark Music Co
, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A tempo of 90 crotchets/min. is suggested.