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Length: approx. 3¾ mins.
merrily explores the German Ach du lieber Augenstein to good effect. Its form is AABBACDCD with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between the A- and C strains whereby the AABBA- and CDCD- strains are in the major keys of G and C respectively. The heavy use of basses produces a happy "umpah" sound to accompany the tinkling, very ragged melodies. As with a similar piece, Fun-Bob (1907)
, a happy smiling infant graces the cover of the original sheet music.
was published by Arnett-Delonais Co.
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
There is also a trio
version of this item.