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Food and Ragtime

Featuring The Oyster Rag (1910) by Tom Lyle and other Food-related Rags

 

By Ted Tjaden

(originally published June 2006 and updated periodically)

 

Set out below are links to the sheet music to over 130 food-related ragtime era compositions.

Following this table is a list of 30 more food-related ragtime era compositions that I have not yet been able to obtain copies of or which remain protected by copyright.

Bon appétit!

Food-Related Ragtime Compositions

 

A Little
                              More Pepper Sheet Music Cover


A Little More Pepper
. Harry J Lincoln. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Publishing Co, 1916.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

All the Candy Sheet Music Cover


All the Candy
. E Harry Kelly. Kansas City, MO: JW Jenkins Son's Music Co, 1907.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection  [top]

All the Grapes Sheet Music Cover


All the Grapes
. James Fahy. Springfield, MO: Theron C Bennett Co, 1908.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection   [top]

Angel Food Rag Sheet Music Cover


Angel Food
. Al F Marzian. Chicago, IL: Forster Music, 1911.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Apple Blossoms Valse Sheet Music
                              Cover


Apple Blossoms Valse
. Ralph Weekes. Sydney: MS Clarkson Music Seller, 1909.

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Source: National Library of Australi  [top]

Apple Blossoms Waltz Sheet Music
                              Cover


Apple Blossoms Waltz
. Charles B Brown. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1911.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Apple Jack Rag Sheet Music Cover


Apple Jack Rag
. Charles L Johnson. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Publ Co, 1909.

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Source: The E Azalia Hackley Collection, Detroit Public Library [top]

Apple Sass Rag Sheet Music Cover


Apple Sass Rag
. Harry Belding. St Louis, MO: Buck and Lowney, 1914.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Banana Peel Rag


Banana Peel
. Gus Winkler. Chicago, IL: Forster Music Pub, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Beets and Turnips: Fox-Trot Sheet
                              Music Cover

Beets and Turnips: Fox-Trot
. Cliff Hess and Fred Ahlert. New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1914.

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Source: USC Sheet Music Collection [top]

Bob's Chili Rag Cover


Bob's Chili Rag
. Robert E Cleary. Spokane, WA: Robert E Cleary, 1921.

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Source: Copy provided by a reader [top]

Boiled Owl Rag Sheet Music Cover


"Boiled Owl" Rag
. Margaret Woodin. New York: FB Haviland, 1911.

[view sheet music]

Source: Library of Congress, Music Division [top]

Sheet music cover for A Bran Dance
                            Shuffle: A Rag Time Cake Walk

A Bran Dance Shuffle: A Rag Time Cake Walk
. Wade Harrison. Nashville, TN: H.A. French, 1902.


[view sheet music]

Source: Digital copy provided by Peter Persoff [top]
The Brazilian Nut Sheet Music Cover


Brazilian Nut
. Sol Wolerstein. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1915.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Butcher Rag Sheet Music Cover


Butcher Rag
. Louis Mentel. Cincinnati, OH: Mentel Brothers Pub Co, 1914.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Cabbage Leaf Rag Sheet Music Cover


Cabbage-Leaf Rag
. Les Copeland. Wichita, KS: Marsh & Needles, 1909.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Candied Cherries: Rag Two Step Sheet
                              Music Cover


Candied Cherries
. Lucien Denni. Kansas City, MO: JW Jenkins, 1911.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Sheet
                            Music Cover for The Candy (Clarence Jones)

The Candy. Clarence Jones. Cincinnati, OH: John Arnold, 1909.

[view sheet music] [top]
Canned Corn Rag First Page


Canned Corn Rag
. George L Cobb. Buffalo, NY: Bell Music Co, 1910.

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Source: Photocopy provided by Andrew Barrett [top]

Champagne Sheet Music Cover

Champagne Rag
. Joseph F Lamb. St. Louis, MO: Stark Music Company, 1909.

[view sheet music] [top]

Chasing the Chickens Sheet Music
                              Cover


Chasing the Chickens
. Abe Olman and Raymond Walker. Chicago, IL: Forster Music, 1917.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Cheese and Crackers Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover


Cheese and Crackers
. Homer Denny. Cincinnati, OH: Denney and Newlin, 1909.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Cherry: Intermezzo Two-Step Sheet
                              Music Cover


Cherry: Intermezzo Two-Step
. L Albert. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1905.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Cherry Leaf Rag Sheet Music Cover


Ch
erry Leaf Rag. El Cota. Chicago, IL: Victor Kramer, 1909.

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Source: Library of Congress Sheet Music Collection (Music, Theatre and Dance) [top]

Chestnuts Sheet Music Cover


Chestnuts
. Percy Wenrich. Chicago, IL: Arnett-Delonais, 1906.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Chewin' the Rag Sheet Music Cover


Chewin' the Rag
. Fred Heltman. Cleveland, OH: Fred Heltman Co, 1912.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Image of first page of Chewing Rag


Chewing Rag
. Alcide JE Giroux. Montreal, QC: JE Belair, 1915.

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Chicken Chowder Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover


Chicken Chowder
. Irene Giblin. New York: Jerome H Remick & Co, 1905.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Chicken Patty Sheet Music Cover


Chicken Patty
. Theodore Morse. New York: FB Haviland, 1908.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Chicken Pickin's: Dance Descriptive
                              Sheet Music Cover


Chicken Pickin's: Dance Descriptive
. Thos S Allen. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1900.

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Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Chicken Tango Sheet Music Cover


Chicken Tango
. EJ Stark. StS Louis, MO: Stark Music Co, 1914.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Chili Con Carne: A Hot Rag Two Step
                              Sheet Music Cover


Chili Con Carne: A Hot Rag Two Step
(TAR). Elmer B Griffith. La Fayette, IN: Rinker Music Co, 1911.

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Source: IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana [top]

Chili-Sauce Rag Sheet Music Cover


Chili-Sauce Rag
. HA Fischler. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music Pub Co, 1910.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Chocolate Creams: A Rag with Flavor
                              Sheet Music Cover


Chocolate Creams: A Rag with Flavor
. Warren Camp. Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1909.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Chocolate Drops: A
                            Darktown Improbability

Chocolate Drops: A Da*ktown Improbability
. Harry Von Tilzer. New York: H Von Tilzer Music, 1902.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Chop Suey Rag

Chop Suey Rag. Edward Hayne. Chicago, IL: Edward Hayne Music Publishing, 1915.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection    [top]

Chow-Chow Rag Sheet Music Cover


Chow-Chow Rag
. Phil Schwartz. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Coffee Rag Cover Sheet


Coffee Rag
. Lily Coffee. Houston, TX: WC Munn Company, 1915.

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Source: Copy provided by Michael Chisolm [top]

Combination Salad Sheet Music Cover


Combination Salad: Fox Trot
. Julius L Bafunno. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1916.

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Source: Maine Music Box [top]

Corn Shucks Rag Sheet Music Cover


Corn Shucks Rag
. Ed Kuhn. Kansas City, MO: JW Jenkins, 1908.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU)  [top]

Crab Apples Sheet Music Cover


Crab Apples
. by Percy Wenrich. Erie, PA: Brehm Bros, 1908.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Cucumber Rag Sheet Music Cover


Cucumber Rag
. WC Powell (William C Polla). Detroit, MI: Jerome H Remick, 1911.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal copy [top]

Cup O' Tea: Japanese Intermezzo Sheet
                              Music Cover


Cup O' Tea: Japanese Intermezzo
. Karl Lenox. Boston, MA: Lenox Music Co, 1910.

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Source Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Dill Pickles Rag Sheet Music Cover


Dill Pickles Rag
. Charles L Johnson. Kansas City, MO: Carl Hoffman Music, 1906.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Dish Rag - Floyd Godfrey

Dish Rag: Two Step
. Floyd D Godfrey. Peoria, IL: Chas C Adams & Co, 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Dish Rag: Two Step Sheet Music Cover


Dish Rag: Two Step
. Richard Goosman. Cleveland, OH: Charles I Davis, 1908.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Double Fudge Sheet Music


Double Fudge
. Joe Jordan. St Louis, MO: Hunleth Music, 1902.

[view sheet music]

Source: Digital copy provided by Vincent Johnson [top]

First page of music for Eatin'
                            Chocolates (Fred Henry)

Eatin' Chocolates. T Fred Henry. Des Moines, IA: Midland Music Co, 1903.

[view sheet music] [top]
Eatin' Time Rag Sheet Music Cover


Eatin' Time Rag
. Irene Cozad. Kansas City, MO: JW Jenkins, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Missouri Digital Library [top]

Fizz
                              Water: Trot and One-Step Sheet Music
                              Cover


Fizz Water: Trot and One-Step
. Eubie Blake. New York: Jos W Stern, 1914.

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Source: The E Azalia Hackley Collection, Detroit Public Library [top]  

French Pastry Rag Sheet Music Cover


French Pastry Rag
. Les Copeland. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1914.

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Source: Photocopy [top]

Sheet Music Cover for Fried Chicken
                            Rag

Fried Chicken Rag. Ella Hudson Day. Galveston, TX: Thomas Goggan & Brothers, 1912.

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Frog Legs Rag Sheet Music Cover


Frog Legs Rag
. James Scott. New York: John Stark & Son, 1906.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

From Soup to Nuts Sheet Music Cover


From Soup to Nuts
. Felix Arndt. New York: G Ricordi & Company, 1914.

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Source Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Ginger Snaps: A Snappy Two Step Sheet
                              Music Cover


Ginger Snaps: A Snappy Two Step
. Egbert Van Alstyne. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1904.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Good Gravy Rag Sheet Music Cover


Good Gravy Rag
. Harry Belding. St Louis, MO: Buck & Lowney, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Gum Drops: Novelty Two Step Sheet
                              Music Cover


Gum Drops: Novelty Two Step
. Henry Lodge. San Francisco, CA: Popular Music Distributing Co, 1915.

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Source:  Library of Congress, Music Division [top]

Ham and! Sheet Music Cover

Ham and!
Arthur Marshall. New York: Stark Music Company, 1908.

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Source: Duke University: Historic American Sheet Music [top]

First page of music for Ham Bones

Ham Bones
. Homer Denny. Cincinnati, OH: Joseph Krolage Music, 1912.


[view sheet music] [this title is also listed as a "found" piece in the process of being digitized by Michael Chisolm at Ragtime Sheet Music]

Source: Ragnar Hellspong [top]
Hard Boiled Rag Sheet Music Cover


Hard Boiled Rag
. Louis Mentel. Cincinnati, OH: Mentel Brothers, 1914.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Honey Rag Sheet Music Cover


Honey Rag
. Egbert Van Alstyne. Detroit, MI: Jerome H Remick, 1909.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Hot Cabbage Sheet Music Cover


Hot Cabbage
. Homer Denny. Cincinnati, OH: Homer Denny, 1908.

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Hot
                            Chocolate Rag Sheet Music First Page

Hot Chocolate Rag. Malvin M Franklin & Arthur Lange. New York: Joseph W Stern, 1909.

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Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]
Hot off the Griddle: Novelty Cakewalk
                              Sheet Music Cover


Hot off the Griddle: Novelty Cakewalk
. James White. Chicago, IL: Frank K Root, 1915.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Hot Tamale Man! Rag


Hot Tamale Man! Rag
. Herbert Ingraham. New York: Shapiro Music, 1909

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Ida
                              Sweet as Apple Cider: Foxtrot Sheet Music
                              Cover


Ida Sweet as Apple Cider: Foxtrot
. Eddie Munson. New York: Jos W Stern & Co, 1916.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

It's a Pipp'n: Novelty Fox Trot Sheet
                              Music Cover

It's a Pipp'n: Novelty Fox Trot
. Otto Motzan. New York: Karczag Publishing Co, 1917.

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Source:   Duke University: Historic American Sheet Music [top]

Ketchup Rag Sheet Music Cover

Ketchup Rag
. Irene M Giblin. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1910.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Leg of Mutton (Le Gigot): One Step,
                              Two Step, and Turkey Trot Sheet Music
                              Cover

Leg of Mutton (Le Gigot): One Step, Two Step, and Turkey Trot
. S Romberg. New York: Jos W Stern & Co, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Lemons And Limes: A Sour Rag Cover
                              Sheet


Lemons And Limes: A Sour Rag
. Cora Salisbury. Chicago, IL: Will Rossiter, 1909.

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Source: Digital copy from a reader [top]

Lemon Drops Sheet Music Cover

Lemon Drops
. Mike Bernard. New York: Jos Morris Co, 1910.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Lemons Sheet Music Cover

Lemons
. Ollie McHugh. Cincinnati, OH: HA Sturm Music Publishing Co, 1907.

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Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Little Sticks O' Licorice: Two-Step
                              Rag Sheet Music Cover


Little Sticks O' Licorice: Two-Step Rag
. Ray Ruddy. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1911.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal copy [top]

The Lobster Glide Sheet Music Cover

The
Lobster Glide. Malvin M Franklin. New York: The Great Eastern Music Publisher, 1909.

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Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

The Main Gazabo at a Corn Party: Cake
                              Walk Sheet Music Cover

The Main Gazabo at a Corn Party: Cake Walk
. Chris Praetorius. New York: Crown Music, 1903.

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Source:  Duke University: Historic American Sheet Music [top]

Sheet music cover for Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
. Calvin Lee Woolsey. Braymer, MO: Calvin Lee Woolsey, 1911.


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More Mustard (Plus Moutarde) Sheet
                              Music Cover

More Mustard (Plus Moutarde).
Louis Mentel. Cincinnati: Louis Mentel, Cable Piano Bldg, 1914.

[view sheet music]

Source: Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection  [top]

Sheet Music Cover for Ol Virginny
                            Barbecue

Ole Virginny Barbecue. JE Andino. New York: Andino & Ruehl, 1899.

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Source: John Arpin Sheet Music Collection (York University) [top]
The Oyster Rag Sheet Music Cover


The Oyster Rag
. Tom Lyle. Detroit, MI: Jerome H Remick & Co, 1910.

[view sheet music]

Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

First page of music for Paprika

Paprika: "Hot Stuff" March Two Step
.
Luella Lockwood Moore (Detroit, MI: Grinnell Bros, 1909.

[view sheet music] [top]
Pass The Pickles: Tango Sheet Music
                              Cover


Pass The Pickles: Tango
. Grace LeBoy. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal copy [top]

The Peach: A Ragtime Two Step: Sheet
                              Music Cover


The Peach
. Arthur Marshall. New York: Stark Music Company, 1908.

[view sheet music]

Source:  Library of Congress, Music Division [top]

Peaches and Cream - Cover

Peaches and Cream
. Percy Wenrich. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1905.

[view sheet music]

Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Peanuts: A Nutty Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover

Peanuts: A Nutty Rag
. Ethel Earnist. Kansas City, MO: Charles Johnson, 1911.


[view sheet music]

Source Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]

Pepper Pot Sheet Music Cover

Pepper Pot
. Harold Ivers. New York: M Witmark & Sons, 1913.


[view sheet music]

Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Pepper Sauce: A Hot Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover


Pepper Sauce: A Hot Rag
. HA Fischler. Williamsport, PA: Vandersloot Music, 1910.

[view sheet music]

Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

First page of Melody magazine (January
                            1924)


Piano Salad
. George Cobb. Boston: Walter Jacobs, 1923. Listed in TAR. Copyright registration date: 19 January 1923.

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Source: Melody magazine (January 1923) [top]

Pickled Beets Rag Sheet Music Cover


Pickled Beets Rag
. Ed Kuhn. Kansas City, MO: JW Jenkins, 1910.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Pickles and Peppers Sheet Music
                              Cover

Pickles and Peppers
. Adaline Shepherd. Milwaukee, WI: Joseph Flanner, 1906.

[view sheet music]

Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

Pine Apple Rag Sheet Music Cover

Pine Apple Rag
. Scott Joplin. New York: Seminary Music Co, 1908.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

The Pippin Sheet Music Cover


The Pippin
. Arthur Marshall. New York: Stark Music Company, 1908.

[view sheet music]

Source: University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]

Pop-Corn Cakewalk and Two Step Sheet
                              Music Cover

Pop-Corn: Cakewalk and Two Step
. May Summerbelle. Australia?: sn, 189?.


[view sheet music]

Source: National Library of Australia [top]

Pop Corn Man Sheet Music cover

Popcorn Man
. Jean Schwartz. Detroit, MI: Jerome H Remick, 1910.

[view sheet music]

Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]

First page of music for Pork and Beans

Pork and Beans. Theron C Bennett. Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1909.

[view sheet music] [top]
Pork and Beans Sheet Music Cover

Pork and Beans
. C Luckyth Roberts. New York: Jos W Stern & Co, 1913.


[view sheet music]


Source
Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]
Possum and Taters: A Ragtime Feast
                              Sheet Music Cover

Possum and Taters: A Ragtime Feast
. Charles Hunter. Nashville, TN: HA French, 1900.


[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
The 'Possum Barbecue Sheet Music
                              Cover

The 'Possum Barbecue
. John Martin. New York: S Brainard's Sons, 1899.

[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
First Page of Sheet Music for
                              Potato-bug Parade: An Aroostook Episode

Potato-bug Parade: An Aroostook Episode
. George L Cobb. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1922.


[view sheet music]


Source:
Maine Music Box [top]
Ravioli Rag - Cover

Ravioli Rag
. Frank Lucanese & Charles Lucotti. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1914.

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Source: Baylor: Frances G Spencer Collection of American Popular Sheet Music [top]

Red Onion Rag Sheet Music Cover


Red Onion Rag
. Abe Oleman (Olman). New York: George W Myer Music Co, 1912.

[view sheet music]

Source: Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]

Red Onion Rag Sheet Music Cover

Red Onion Rag
. Roy Steventon & Lloyd Kidwell. Cincinnati, OH: Associated Music, 1911.


[
view sheet music]

Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
Red Pepper: A Spicy Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover

Red Pepper: A Spicy Rag
. Henry Lodge. New York: M Witmark & Sons, 1910.

[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
Sheet music cover for Red Peppers: Two
                            Step (Giles)

Red Peppers: Two Step. Imogene Giles (Quincy, IL: Giles Bros, 1907).

[view sheet music] [top]
Salt and Pepper Rag Sheet Music
                              Cover


Salt and Pepper Rag
. Herbert Ingraham. New York: Shapiro Music, 1909.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

First Page of Music for Salted
                              Peanuts: Two Step


Salted Peanuts: Two Step
. Anna Dahlman. Milwaukee, WI: Joseph Flanner, 1908.

[view sheet music]

Source: Photocopy from University of Wisconsin-Madison Library [top]

Saucy Tobasco Sheet Music Cover Art

Saucy Tobasco
. Fred Jackson. New York: AL Van Hoesen, 1901.

[view sheet music]


Source: John Arpin Sheet Music Collection (York University) [top]
Scrambled Eggs Sheet Music Cover

Scrambled Eggs
. James A Brennan. Boston, MA: OE Story, 1914.


[view sheet music]


Source
Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]
Sheet music cover for Some Chocolate
                            Drops (Bonbons de Chocolat): Trot and One
                            Step

Some Chocolate Drops (Bonbons de Chocolat): Trot and One Step
. Fred Irvin and Will Vodery (New York: Jos W Stern Co, 1914.

[view sheet music]

Source: Baylor University, Frances G Spencer Collection of American Sheet Music [top]

Some Pumpkins: March and Two Step
                              Sheet Music Cover

Some Pumpkins: March and Two Step
. Ed Kuhn. Columbia, MO: WB Allen Music, 1908.

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Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
Soup and Fish Rag Sheet Music Cover


Soup and Fish Rag
. Harry Jentes & Pete Wendling. New York: George W Meyer Music, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: Digital copy provided by Vincent Johnson [top]

Sour Grapes Rag Sheet Music Cover

Sour Grapes Rag
. Will B Morrison. Indianapolis, IN: Will B Morrison, 1912.

[view sheet music]


Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
Spaghetti Rag Sheet Music Cover

Spaghetti Rag
. Lyons & Yosco. New York: Maurice Shapiro, 1910.

[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
Spuds: Novelty March and Two Step
                              Sheet Music Cover

Spuds: Novelty March and Two Step
. Lawrence B O'Connor. Boston, MA: Walter Jacobs, 1907.


[view sheet music]


Source: 
Duke University: Historic American Sheet Music [top]
Stewed Chicken Rag Sheet Music Rag


Stewed Chicken
. Glenn C Leap. New York: Glenn C Leap, 1912.

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Source: John Arpin Sheet Music Collection (York University) [top]

Stewed Prunes Slow Drag Sheet Music
                              Cover


Stewed Prunes Slow Drag
. Oscar Lorraine. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1910.

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Source: Personal copy [top]

Sugar Cane Sheet Music Cover

Sugar Cane: A Ragtime Classic Two Step. Scott Joplin. New York: Seminary Music Co, 1908.

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The Supper Club Fox Trot Sheet Music
                              Cover

Supper Club
. Harry Carroll. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1917.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal collection [top]

Sweet Potatoes Sheet Music Cover

Sweet Potatoes
. Justin Ringleben. New York: Seminary Music Co, 1906.


[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
Sweetmeats Sheet Music Cover


Sweetmeats
. Percy Wenrich. Chicago, IL: Arnett-Delonais, 1907.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal collection [top]

Sweet Pickles: Characteristic
                              Two-Step


Sweet Pickles: Characteristic Two-Step
. George E Florence (pseudonym for Theron C Bennett) (Chicago, IL: Victor Kremer, 1907).

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal collection [top]

Swiss Cheese Rag Sheet Music Cover

Swiss Cheese Rag
.
AE Bohrer. New York: AE Bohrer, 1913.

[view sheet music]


Source: 
Johns Hopkins University: The Lester S Levy Sheet Music Collection [top]
Thanks for the Lobster (Merci du
                              Homard) Sheet Music Cover

Thanks for the Lobster (Merci du Homard). Clarence M Jones. Chicago, IL: Frank K Root & Co, 1914.

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Source: Indiana University Sheet Music Collections [top]
Tobasco: Rag-Time Waltz Sheet Music
                              Cover

Tobasco: Rag-Time Waltz
. Charles L Johnson. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1909.


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Source: Photocopy from Center for Popular Music [top]
Too Much Ginger Sheet Music Cover

Too Much Ginger
. Joseph M Daly. Boston, MA: Joseph M Daly, 1913.

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Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
Too Much Raspberry Sheet Music Cover

Too Much Raspberry. Sydney King Russell. Berkeley, CA: Sydney King Russell, 1916.

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The Viceroy Tea Waltz Sheet Music
                              Cover


The Viceroy Tea Waltz
.
Alberto Agrati. Adelaide: Wilkinson & Co, 192-?

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Source: National Library of Australia Digital Collections [top]

Washington Pie: A Ragtime Piece Sheet
                              Music Cover


Washington Pie: A Ragtime Piece
. Theodore Morse. New York: FB Haviland, 1907.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal copy [top]

Watermelon Club Sheet Music Cover

Watermelon Club
. J Bodewalt Lampe. Chicago, IL: Lyon & Healy, 1907.

[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
The
                              Watermelon Trust Sheet Music Cover

The Watermelon Trust
. Harry C Thompson. New York: Barron & Thompson Co, 1906.

[view sheet music]


Source:
University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection [top]
Watermelon Whispers:
                              Fox Trot Sheet Music Cover

Watermelon
Whispers: Fox: Trot. George Hamilton Green. Chicago, IL: Ted Browne Music Co, 1918.

[view sheet music]


Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
Whipped Cream Rag Sheet Music Cover


Whipped Cream Rag
. Percy Wenrich. New York: Wenrich-Howard, 1913.

[view sheet music]

Source: Personal collection [top]

White Seal Rag Sheet Music Cover

White Seal Rag
. Kittie M Hamel. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1907.

[view sheet music]


Source: 
  Duke University: Historic American Sheet Music [top]
Sheet music cover for Who Got The
                            Lemon? Buck Dance Rag (Marcella Henry)

Who Got The Lemon? Buck Dance Rag
.
Marcella Henry. Peru, IL: Marcella Henry Pub. Co, 1909.

[view sheet music]

Source: Digital copy provided by Andrew Barrett [top]
Wild Cherries Rag Sheet Music Cover

Wild Cherries Rag: Characteristic Rag
. Ted Snyder. New York: Ted Snyder Company, 1908.

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Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]
The Wish Bone: Ragtime Two-Step Sheet
                              Music Cover

The Wish Bone: Ragtime Two-Step
. Charlotte Blake. New York: Jerome H Remick, 1909.


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Source:
Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection (MSU) [top]



Additional Food-Related Rags [top]

Set out below is a list of 30 food-theme ragtime compositions that only exist in print. Some of the compositions below are copyrighted but available for purchase. Other compositions can be found in print folios, where indicated. For those compositions listed below that do not indicate a source, that means I could not source them and they will be difficult if not impossible to find.

Note: I generated the list of all of the food-related rags on this page using my own collection and "Appendix D: A Checklist of 2,002 Published Rags" in That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime From Coast to Coast, Jasen and Jones, 2000).

The following food-related ragtime compositions are likely public domain and out of copyright:

  • Appetite Pete. HH Kratz (New York: FB Haviland, 1909) [check Google] [top]
  • Barbecue Rag. Mamie Thornton (Cinncinnati, OH: Emerson Music, 1909) [check Google] [top]
  • Oh You Turkey. Henry Lodge (New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1914) [check Google] [top]
  • Scotch Rye: Characteristic Rag. EW Anderson (Denver, CO: Tolbert Ingram Music Co, 1909) [check Google] [available in print at University of Colorado] [this title is also listed as a "found" piece in the process of being digitized by Michael Chisolm at Ragtime Sheet Music] [top]
  • Strawberry Shortcake: March and Two-Step. Jenora Gibson. Louisville, GA: Jenora Gibson, 1907 [check Google] [top]
  • Wild Grapes. Clarence Jones (Cincinnati, OH: Emerson Music, 1910) [check Google] [this title is also listed as a "found" piece in the process of being digitized by Michael Chisolm at Ragtime Sheet Music] [top]
The following food-related ragtime compositions are preemptively still under copyright and therefore not likely to be found online:
  • Banana Peel Rag. Hal Isbitz. Available in 12 Piano Rags by Hal Isbitz.
  • Beer & Skittles. Hal Isbitz. Available in 12 Piano Rags by Hal Isbitz.
  • Champagne. Zez Confrey (Boston, MA: Boston Music Company, 1932) (available in Zez Confrey Piano Solos (Ragtime, Novelty & Jazz) (Belwin Mills, 1982).
  • Cranberry Stomp. Sue Keller (Oak Forest, IL: Ragtime Press, 1983) (available for purchase here).
  • Pumpkin Pie: A Rag Piano Solo. David R Lee (Dundas, ON: Dun-Val Music Publishers, 1975).
  • Ragapples. "Grown by" Marty Mincer and William "Perfessor Bill" Edwards (Ashburn, VA: Siggnal Sounds, 2002) (available for purchase here).
  • Salad Dressing: A Rag Piano Solo. David R Lee (Dundas, ON: Dun-Val Music Publishers, 1975).  
  • Tough Bananas: A Rag Piano Solo. David R Lee (Dundas, ON: Dun-Val Music Publishers, 1975).
  • Triskelion: Too Many Beans. Glenn Jenks (Camden, ME: Bonnie Banks Production, 1993).
  • Wiener Schnitzel Rag. William "Perfessor Bill" Edwards (Ashburn, VA: Siggnal Sounds, 2002) (available for purchase here).


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