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Old 02-06-2005, 08:25 AM
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Unfortunately, no. I only posted that score snippet so we could be on the same page; at least we know it's not Chopsticks!

I posted the same link on the Musipedia song search forum, but haven't received any replies yet. As good as that site would be for this kind of search, it doesn't seem to have a large membership.

I tried encoding the motif as Parsons code (see the Musipedia site) and searching on Musipedia. Unfortunately, the Parsons code is so general that it returned 10+ pages of possible tune refs and I didn't spot a good match in the first 3 pages.

When I wrote that snippet in music notation, I had in my head Elton John's Crocodile Rock. I can also recall Spanky & Our Gang using it for Hong Kong Blues, and Henry Mancini using it whenever Mickey Rooney's ersatz oriental character popped up in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was probably used by every piano player that ever accompanied a silent movie.