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Maple Leaf Rag (1899)

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Origin and Chart Information
Rank 889
Music Scott Joplin
Lyrics Sydney Brown

Note: After obtaining the publishing rights to “Maple Leaf Rag,” Stark Publishing Company commissioned Sydney Brown to write lyrics for Joplin’s music (1903). In 1950 the music was released with revisions and new lyrics, by Jule Styne and Bob Russell.

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