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It was sold first as sheet music, and in the s as piano rolls that would play on player pianos. The first recording was by blues and ragtime musicians the Blue Boys inplayed on mandolin and guitar.
As one of the classics of ragtime, it returned to international prominence as part of the ragtime revival in the s, when it was used as the theme music for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.]