The name Cakewalk came from a dance competition where the winner received some cake, and Cakewalk music had a syncopated march-like rhythm which influenced and was later absorbed within the broader concept of Ragtime music. Although frequently attributed solely to Scott Joplin, Swipesy was in fact co-written by Arthur Marshall, one of Joplin's students. Joplin stayed with the Marshall family for a time and Marshall was 18 when "Swipesy" was published in 1900 by Joplin's publisher John Stillwell Stark.
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