Who Sang Maple Leaf Rag? Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin Piano Rags by Scott Joplin cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Sydney Keith Russell, Scott Joplin, Jule Styne
Release Date: 1970
length: 3:13
Lyrics
I came from ole Virginy from the county Acomac
I have no wealth to speak of 'cept de clothes upon my back
I can do the country hoe-down I can buck and wing to show down
And while I'm in the notion, just step back and watch my motion

Oh go 'way man, I can hypnotize dis nation
I can shake the earth's foundation wit' the Maple Leaf Rag
Oh go 'way man, just hold you breath a minute
For there's not a stunt that's in it with the Maple Leaf Rag

I dropped into the swellest ball, the great exclusive it
But my face was dead agin me and my trousers didn't fit
But when Maple Leaf was started, my timidity departed
I lost my trepidation, you could taste the admiration

Oh go 'way man, I can hypnotize this nation
I can shake the earth's foundation wit' the Maple Leaf Rag
Oh go 'way man, just hold you breath a minute
For there's not a stunt that's in it with the Maple Leaf Rag

The men were struck wit' jealousy, the razors 'gan to flash
But de ladies gathered 'round me for I'd surely made a mash
The finest belle, she sent a boy to call a coach and four
We rode around a season 'till we both were lost to reason

Oh go 'way man, I can hypnotize this nation
I can shake the earth's foundation wit' the Maple Leaf Rag
Oh go 'way man, just hold you breath a minute
For there's not a stunt that's in it with the Maple Leaf Rag

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Maple Leaf Rag
  • 2 The Entertainer
  • 3 The Ragtime Dance
  • 4 Gladiolus Rag
  • 5 Fig Leaf Rag
  • 6 Scott Joplin’s New Rag
  • 7 Euphonic Sounds
  • 8 Magnetic Rag

  • Release information
    label: Nonesuch
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin