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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