Yiddle On Your Fiddle Play Some Ragtime

Album: Great American Composers (1909)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Berlin was hired as staff lyricist by the Ted Snyder Company of New York in 1909; this appears to have been one of his first (solo) compositions for his new boss, and was published the same year. Although it has been surprisingly widely recorded, it missed the mark, but two years later he would have a massive hit with "Alexander's Ragtime Band", so obviously the preliminary spadework was worth the effort. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Into The Great Wide Open: Made-up MusiciansSong Writing

Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Maria MuldaurSongwriter Interviews

The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Waiting For The Break of Day: Three Classic Songs About All-NightersSong Writing

These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.