Ain't it funny : that easy, squeezin', teasy, pleasin', ragtime / words by Geo. A. Norton music by Theron C. Bennett
Bennett, Theron C., 1879-1937. “Ain't it funny : that easy, squeezin', teasy, pleasin', ragtime / words by Geo. A. Norton music by Theron C. Bennett.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17146. Accessed 14 May 2021.
|Title||Ain't it funny : that easy, squeezin', teasy, pleasin', ragtime / words by Geo. A. Norton music by Theron C. Bennett|
|Subject||Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Dedicated to Sam Fox.|
|Featured by Jim Doherty with George Evans' Honey Boy Minstrels.|
|Cover photo of Jim Doherty|
|Back cover: Excerpt from Melancholy|
|Creator||Bennett, Theron C., 1879-1937|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||Memphis, Tenn. : Theron C. Bennett Co.|
|Contributor||Norton, George A|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Won't you listen, honey dear, there is something wrong I fear;First line of chorus: Ain't it funny, oh, my honey that music sets me prancin'|
VERSE 01: Won't you listen, honey dear,/ There is something wrong, I fear,/ I sure am ailin',/ my health is failin',/ And I feel so mighty queer./ When I hear sweet music strains,/ Why they seem to grip my brain;/ My feet go draggin',/ I must start raggin',/ Or else I'd go insane.
CHORUS: Ain't it funny, oh, my honey!/ That music sets me prancin'./ Lead me to it,/ Let me do it,/ 'Cause I could die a-dancin'./ I must rag it,/ Wiggle wag it,/ No movement so entrancin'/ As that eazy squeezin',/ teasin', pleasin' Ragtime.
VERSE 02: I'll go daffy pretty soon,/ 'Cause at morning, night, or noon,/ My brain is hazy,/ my heart goes crazy,/ When I hear a ragtime tune./ And I never miss no chance,/ For that ever lovin' prance;/ With senses reelin',/ it soothes my feelin's/ To do that shufflin' dance
|Original Format||1 score (5 p.) 35 cm|