Cubanola Glide

Find traditional instrumental music

Cubanola Glide  Click on the tune title to see or modify Cubanola Glide's annotations. If the link is red you can create them using the form provided.Browse Properties <br/>Special:Browse/:Cubanola Glide
Query the Archive
Query the Archive
 Theme code Index    353H1H 354#6
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Rag
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Central)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:R.P. Christeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Old Time Fiddler's Repertory vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 130
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

CUBANOLA GLIDE. Old-Time, Country Rag. USA, Nebraska. F Major ('A' part) & B-Flat Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The Cubanola Glide" was a dance and song composed in 1909 by Tin-Pan-Alley composer Harry Von Tilzer (1872-1946). That same year Sophie Tucker did the Cubanola Glide on the Burlesque stage.

Way down in Cuba where skies are clear
Where it is summertime all of the year
They have the lovingest dance I know
Come along honey babe and I’ll show you

Get away closer hun, squeeze me tight!
Ragadag to the left then to the right
Shake it up, shake it up side be side
Cuddle right up to me as we slide.

Source for notated version: Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska), who said it was used at dances in the early 1900's at Decatur, Nebraska [Christeson].

Printed source: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p.130.


© 1996-2010 Andrew Kuntz. All Rights Reserved.
Engraver Valerio M. Pelliccioni