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Rebecca Came Back from Mecca is a popular song, with words and music by the prolific songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. The song was published in 1921 by EMI Mills Music, Inc[1]

Rebecca Came Back from Mecca had considerable popularity in its day. The song falls into the category "Oriental Fox-Trot," and is about the Middle East, which was still somewhat mysterious to the average American. [2]

The song reflects changing American culture and mores at the time it was written, and even contains a reference to then-popular silent film star Theda Bara...

She's as bold as Theda Bara, Theda's bare but Becky's bare-er...

The song has been recorded by Monroe Silver [3], The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, and more recently by Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys.

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