Chocolate Drops (1902)
A Darktown Improbability
Last updated: 26.01.21
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Composer: H. von Tilzer Suppliers: dbe15.gif 
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1070
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The cover of the original sheet music proudly proclaimed that Chocolate Drops was Harry von Tilzer's greatest hit and it is certainly a captivating composition. Covering the publisher's bets it was described as being suitable for a march, cakewalk or two-step. Its form is AABACCB form with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the CC- and B-strains whereby the AABA- and CCB-strains are in the major keys of Bb and Eb respectively. A jolly tootling piece where all voices have their say. The original piano score is marked Fine at the end of the final A-strain but there is no corresponding DC or DS, an oversight? Who knows?.
Chocolate Drops was published by Harry von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.

     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Chocolate Drops (2:22) Ragtime Dorian Henry