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Jean Murray: Music

Klondike Gold

(Bill Reed and Fairbanks Light Opera; piano, Genie Loser)
Words by Roger S. Phelps; msic by Leo Bruck
"Klondike Gold," commissioned by William Randolph Hearst, the publisher of the San Francisco Examiner, was featured in the February 13, 1898, Sunday Supplement issue. The words in the chorus, "to cut the pigeon wing," refer to a fancy dance step executed by jumping and striking the legs together.