i've asked this of the social board before but got no joy. i'll ask again.
here's the description:
- instrumental, possibly from the 40s/50s
- often used to denote housework / industriousness (especially in a 40s/50s housewife way)
- the melody is played by a kind of staccato violin
- the first four bars are as follows (if played in C major)
c* c* c* c / c* c* c* c / de f e f / f a c-
(c* = one octave above; de = two semiquavers?)