“To My Mariutch” is an allusion to a popular song from 1907, with words by Andrew B. Sterling and music by Harry Von Tilzer, “Mariutch Down at Coney Isle” (aka “Mariutch Dance Da Hootch-A-Ma-Kootch”). The song tells the comic tale of a man in New York who believes his wife is far away in Italy. To take his mind off his sadness, he goes to Coney Island, where he discovers his Mariutch performing the hoochie koochie. In 1930, the song appeared as a sing-along with the bouncing ball in a popular Max Fleischer cartoon.