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 "Tiger Rag" is a song that is featured in the 1935 Betty Boop cartoon Betty Boop and Grampy. The song was originally recorded and copyrighted by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917. The version used in Betty Boop and Grampy was recorded by Maple City Four in 1933. The song has also been recorded by Nick LaRocca and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ted Lewis, Joe Jackson, and the Mills Brothers, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Edward "Kid" Ory with his Creole Jazz Orchestra, Bix Beiderbecke with the Wolverines, Ethel Waters and the Jazz Masters, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, Fats Waller, Gene Krupam Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra, Phil Napoleon and his Orchestra in 1926 on Edison, Abe Lyman and his Orchestra, Harry Reser, Whiteway Jazz Band, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Fletcher Henderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Ray Miller's Orchestra, Red McKenzie, Freddie Fisher, Acker Bilk, Harry Roy and his Orchestra, The Saint Jazz Band, Isham Jones' Orchestra, Eddie Condon, Pete Fountain, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Muggsy Spanier, George Barnes, Liberace, Barney Kessel, Bobby Short, Teddy Wilson, Alvino Rey, The Mills Brothers,The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Art Tatum, Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra, Jack Hylton, Lew Stone, Billy Cotton, Jack Payne, Ray Noble, Django Reinhardt with the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, Roy Smeck, The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey with Spike Hughes, Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Beatles,  Imelda May ft. Jeff Beck, Firehouse Five Plus Two, The Muppets. the song has also been featured in numerous films.

"The Tiger Rag"

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Lyrics:

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Boo-Boo-Boo-Boo!

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger

Whoo!

Hold that tiger now

*Instrumental

Hold that tiger

Hold that tiger

Hold that tiger

Don't let him go

Hold that tiger

Hold that tiger

Hold that tiger

*instrumental

Hold that tiger!

Video

Maple City Four - Tiger Rag - 193302:22

Maple City Four - Tiger Rag - 1933

Trivia

  • The song is also known as "Hold That Tiger" but the actual title is "Tiger Rag"  and on rare occasions titled "The Tiger Rag".

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