What is this song called?

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    That's a popular tune usually referred to as "The Snake Charmer Song". It has quite the story. The song was introduced to the collective consciousness of the American public over a century ago by Sol Bloom, a show business promoter who later became a U.S. Congressman. Bloom was the entertainment director of the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, which was celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. One of its attractions, called A Street In Cairo, included snake charmers, camel rides, the infamous dancers that later spawned the legend of Little Egypt, and other exciting things to entertain turn-of-the-century fair-goers. In his prestigious role, he made more money than the President of the United States - $1,000 a week.

    In his autobiography, Bloom claimed that he improvised the melody on the piano at a press briefing in 1893 to introduce Little Egypt. Since he didn't copyright the piece, several other composers of his time used the melody for their songs, the best known of them being James Thornton's "Streets Of Cairo".

    Keep on reading here:

    http://www.shira.net/streets-of-cairo.htm

    Your question has given me the chance to discover quite an interesting piece of history of music. Thank you, my friend! :)

  • Erika
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    3 years ago

    Title: Sting & Police - Roxanne lyrics Artist: Sting & Police Roxanne, you do not need to placed at the purple gentle Those days are over You do not need to promote your frame to the night time Roxanne, you do not need to put on that get dressed this night Walk the streets for cash You do not care if it is mistaken or if it is proper Roxanne, you do not need to placed at the purple gentle Roxanne, you do not need to placed at the purple gentle Put at the purple gentle, placed at the purple gentle Put at the purple gentle, placed at the purple gentle Put at the purple gentle, oh I cherished you because I knew ya I would not speak all the way down to ya I need to inform you simply how I consider I may not percentage you with a different boy I recognize my brain is made up So placed away your make up Told you as soon as I may not inform you once more it is a dangerous method Roxanne, you do not need to placed at the purple gentle Roxanne, you do not need to placed at the purple gentle You do not need to placed at the purple gentle Put at the purple gentle, placed at the purple gentle The freshest songs from Sting & Police ^ that?

  • 9 years ago

    no clue but i recognize it from this clip! :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASHP-vgnjAw

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