Waiting for the Robert E Lee (1912) on ukulele

A old tune by Lewis F Muir (1883 — 1915), and it was first sung professionally by Al Jolson (at least, that’s what Eddie Cantor said). Apparently Muir could only play piano in one key (but did so very well) just like Irving Berlin. They both used a piano with a key changing ‘gadget’. Muir died young from tuberculosis.

Published in: on July 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. I like the professional fade out and the oldy-timey tempo! BTW, much as I dislike the mutant six string instrument, there is a guy on youtube who plays this song well using one – his name is Stephen King (not the author of that name).

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