DescriptionBarney Google Fox Trot Sheet Music (Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1924). The comic strip hero for ne'er-do-well lovers everywhere, Barney Google debuted just a few years before this best-selling musical tribute was released. The short, wisecracking character was a sports enthusiast and gambler who was frequently henpecked by his "wife three times his size" because of these habits. But it wasn't until his sidekick, Spark Plug, came along in 1922 that Barney warranted a song about his exploits. DeBeck himself approved the lyrics of this tune and even contributed the cover. Many people bought the music even though they couldn't read it or had no instrument, just because of the cover. It included extra verses, mostly nonsense, a common practice of lyricist Billy Rose. Measures 8.5" x 12.25". Name and date in ink on cover, small amount of paper loss on back cover, otherwise in Excellent condition.
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