All muddled up : a snappy syncopated song for fox trotters / words and music by Percy Wenrich
Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952. “All muddled up : a snappy syncopated song for fox trotters / words and music by Percy Wenrich.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31332. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.
|Title||All muddled up : a snappy syncopated song for fox trotters / words and music by Percy Wenrich|
|For voice and piano|
|Cover illustrated by Rose Starmer|
|Verso of cover: Excerpts of Three o' clock in the morning, Lovely Luerne, and Swanee River Moon|
|Back cover: Excerpts of When the leaves come tumbling down and In a corner of the world all our own|
|Creator||Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : L. Feist|
|5089 L. Feist|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Ev'ry thing today is syncopated, it's too much for me|
|First line of chorous: I get so all muddled up when ever I attempt to syncopate|
VERSE 01: Ev’rything today is syncopated,/It’s too much for me,/For I can’t figure it out,/Don’t know what it’s all about,/Sounds so easy when you hear ‘em play it, with a raggy band,/But when I try to entertain myself,/On my little baby grand:
CHORUS: I get so all muddled up whenever I attempt to syncopate,/I get excited atryin’ to count till ev’ry note I seem to hate,/I muddle too,/When I am dancing, fall all over the floor,/Trying to do, steps that are new,/But I never quit,/I always yell for more./It has me puzzled to figure out the raggy time they write today,/But syncopation just hypnotizes me so I just pound away,/Mother and Dad, say I’m a nuisance,/For when I rag that old piano/I get ‘em going for I get muddled up in ev’ry rag I play.
VERSE 02: Any time that company is with me,/Then I do my best,/With some old classical strain,/And believe me I entertain,/When I play the “Melody in F” I tell you boy! I’m there,/But when they ask for just a raggy rag,/Then I’m all up in the air.
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 31 cm|