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I Scream for Ice Cream
(I Scream - You Scream - We All Scream For)
Ice Cream
by Dave Kerr (070227 MMDigest)

If this is the song title Ben Jackson seeks, I have it here on the 'Favorite 88 note' shelf beside the upright piano.  One of the first rolls of more than 1200 originals I've scanned to date, this lively tune is US (United States) Player Music Roll # 44775, Fox Trot and One Step, perforated in March 1928, copyright Shapiro & Bernstein, Inc., played by 'pianist - Alex Taylor' and sold for $.75.  The leader suggests a tempo of 85, 90 for dancing.

I have found that many if not most folks prefer to monkey with tempos to their own taste.  Cakewalk (I use Cakewalk Version 9) has a Tempo adjustment, as does Spencer's E-Roll MIDI File Player.  I sent the MIDI file separately for posting in the MMD archives.

As an 88-note scan, the MIDI file plays at velocity level 70, ready for your computer's sound card or on a MIDI keyboard if you have a USB-to-MIDI interface, readily available at most music instrument dealers.  Mine is a Roland Edirol UM-1ex.  This matchbox-sized unit (with a 3-foot USB cable and a 2-foot MIDI In/Out cable) cost a mere $44.95 Canadian plus 14% tax, right here in my town's tiny Long & McQuade outlet.  Full roll information is imbedded in the file when opened in Cakewalk Info pane.

Dave Kerr
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
27 Feb 2007 07:32:29 -0500

iceCream44775S.mid (21 kb - MIDI file)

(I Scream - You Scream - We All Scream For)
Ice Cream
Written By: Billy Moll, Howard Johnson, Robert King, 1927

In the land of ice and snows, Up among the Eskimos
There's a college known as Oo-gie-wa-wa.
You should hear those college boys, Gee, they make an awful noise
When they sing their Eskimo tra-la-la.
They've got a leader, big cheer leader, oh what a guy!
He's got a frozen face just like an Eskimo Pie.
When he says, "Come on, let's go!"  Though it's forty-five below
Listen what those Eskimo all holler:

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Rah, rah, rah!
Tuesday, Monday, we all scream for Sundae!
Sis, boom, bah!
Boola boola, Sasparoola
We've got the chocolate, I'll take vanoola
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Rah, rah, rah!

Colleges may come and go, But the world will never know
Any other place like Oogie-wawa
Oxford, Cambridge, Eaton too, Football teams would all turn blue
When they played a game with Oogie-wawa
Those Esquimos looked mighty tough when they took the field
And people said, Ah, they're the team that never will yield
Then with gore and flying fur, Just to show how tough they were
All those Esquimos began to holler:

28 February 2007

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