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Get Em in A Rumble Seat, Words and Music by Jack Marshall, Carl Lampl, Morey Davidson.
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This 1927 song makes much of the amorous possibilities of the rumble seat. Most of the lyrics are about the ease of coutship and intimacy in the "little rumble seat." According to the song, "You sure can love 'em whan you're not behind the wheel, there's a great attraction, lots of satisfaction, sitting the a rumble seat, its a great invention, and for close attention positively can't be beat."
Physical Description
sheetmusic. The cover shows a couple in the back of a car, and a photograph of "Dick Robertson, International Recording and Radio Favorite"
Date Made:
NMAH, Archives Center
Transportation is such a part of people's daily lives that music reflects the changing transportation scene. Popular music began to incorporate storylines and imagery related to the automobile in the early 20th century. Many of the songs with lyrics make much of the freedom that the automobile could bring to courting couples. Some concentrated their attention on the potential for mechanical breakdowns. Other sheet music used automobile-related imagery on the copies sold to the public, even though the song inside the sheet music didn't have anything to do with automobiles

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