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Sold: An Apple’s the Cause of It All, TIK-TOK MAN of Oz L Frank Baum Sheet Music 1913 Bingville Bugle


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Here’s a rare early sheet music piece from “The Tik-Tok Man of Oz” (a stage musical created by L. Frank Baum). The song is an Apple’s the Cause of It All (Shaggy Man), Words by L. Frank Baum Music by Louis F. Gottschalk. Jerome II. Remick & Company, New York. This is a very unusual newspaper printed version with the Boston Post’s “Bingville Bugle” in New York. From The Bingville Bugle was – in many ways – similar to The Onion. It was a weekly satire column that poked fun at an imaginary town – Bingville – and its imaginary residents” . Apparently Bing Crosby was named after it. The newsprint is 8 pages including covers, wth the song 4 pages and the rest the Bugle contents. I have never seen another Tik-tok man song in this format; the other songs were published as regular sheet music with a red cover. In poor condition on acidic paper, super fragile with heavy chipping and some loss as shown. A scarce survivor!