What is the origin of "shave and a haircut 2 bits"?

Answer

The Shave and a Haircut 2 Bits originated from a song that was done by Charles Hale, which was 'At a Darktown Cakewalk.' This song was sung in 1899 and the second song with this tune was released in 1911.
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It was the cost of a shave and a haircut in a barber shop during the mid-1800s - 2 bits. 2 bits equals a quarter.
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