Cheapsuit Serenaders: I’ll See You In My Dreams

No musical saw blog would be complete without a recording from Robert Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders. Robert Crumb is a cartoonist and lover of old-time music. The Cheapsuit Serneaders made three records in the 1970s, each one a lovely collection of old-time tunes. Many of these recordings include a saw. This particular song is from the first record and it pairs the saw, played by Robert Armstrong, with a tuba, played by Richard Oxtot. It’s an unlikely and wonderful combination. The other fine musicians on the song are R. Crumb and Al Dodge.

I’ve always loved this song. It was written in 1924 by Gus Kahn (lyrics) and Isham Jones.


Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.