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August 26, 2009

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Neat story! Thanks for sharing - and I could go for some Cracker Jack right now.

Thank you for filling us in on the song's origins and transporting us to Tin Pan Alley in 1908. Was Joe Norworth a coreligionist of Gumbinsky alias Von Tilzer?

Thanks to Laura for her kind comment. As for David's question: Norworth was Episcopalian, though his wife, Nora Bayes, was born Leonora (or Leona) Goldberg, and, obviously, was Jewish. They collaborated on the great song "Shine On Harvest Moon," though various scholars have different theories about Norworth's contribution and ascribe it to others. There is a 1944 movie titled "Shine On Harvest Moon" with Ann Sheridan and Dennis Morgan as the pair. It's corny but (in a revelation of my low taste) I enjoyed every minute of it.

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on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

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