World War I Era Sheet Music Collection

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Title

World War I Era Sheet Music Collection

Description

The collection is comprised of eighteen (18) pieces of World War I-era sheet music for popular songs written before and during World War I. The collection includes several patriotic pre-war songs focusing on joining the army and doing one's duty for the war effort, with this subject continuing into the early war. The songs of later years shift into subjects of missing loved ones "over there" and hoping for peace and their safe return. The music was written primarily by American and British songwriters and composers. The music covers feature colorful illustrations and occasionally photo portraits of the composers and/or singers who popularized the song.

Subject

Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927
Brennan, J. Keirn, 1873-1948
Brockman, James
Brown, A. Seymour, 1885-1947
Bryan, Alfred, 1871-1958
Burns, Joe, active 1918
Callahan, J. Will, 1874-1946
Chattaway, Thurland, 1872-1947
Fields, Arthur
Fitz-Gerald, Zeph
Friedman, Leo, 1869-1927
Gottler, Archie, 1896-1959
Graff, George, 1886-1973
Grant, Bert, 1878-1951
Johnson, Howard E., 1887-1941
Kendis, James, 1883-1946
Lange, Arthur, 1889-1956
Losey, F. H. (Frank Hoyt), 1870-1931
McCarron, Chas. R. (Charles R.), 1891-1919
Morgan, Carey, 1885-1960
Nassann, William
Pourmon, E. J. (Elmer J.)
Sterling, Andrew B., 1874-1955
Tierney, Harry, 1890-1965
Weasner, H. C.
Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952
Woodruff, Joseph, active 1918
War songs
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music

Format

sheet music

Date

1907-1918

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the World War I Era Sheet Music Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives,

Bibliographic Citation

The World War I Era Sheet Music Collection/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

It's a Long Long Way to the U.S.A. ('And My Own Little Sweet Home')
Zeph Fitz-Gerald. "It's a Long Long Way to the U.S.A. ('And My Own Little Sweet Home')." New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 1917.

The Connecticut March
William Nassann. "The Connecticut March." New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1911, copyright renewed 1938.

A Little Suit of Blue
Thurland Chattaway. "A Little Suit of Blue." New York: F.B. Haviland Publishing Company, 1907.

We're Going to Hang the Kaiser under the Linden Tree
Kendis and Brockman. "We're Going to Hang the Kaiser under the Linden Tree." New York: Kendis-Brockman Music Co. Inc., 1917.

The Kiss that Made Me Cry
Joe Burns, Arthur Fields, and Archie Gottler. "The Kiss that Made Me Cry." New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1918.

I'm Going to Raise my Boy to Be a Soldier (And a Credit to the U.S.A.)
J. Will Callahan and Leo Friedman. "I'm Going to Raise my Boy to Be a Soldier (And a Credit to the U.S.A.)." Chicago & New York: Frank K. Root & Co., 1916.

For Dixie and Uncle Sam
J. Keirn Brennan and Ernest R. Ball. "For Dixie and Uncle Sam." New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1916.

Where Do We Go from Here
Howard Johnson and Percy Wenrich. "Where Do We Go from Here." New York: Leo Feist Inc., 1917. Two copies, cover images feature two different photo portraits in bottom left corner.

Let Lovelight be Always Shining for the Loved Ones Away
H. C. Weasner. "Let Lovelight be Always Shining for the Loved Ones Away." Buffalo, N.Y.: H. C. Weasner & Co., 1918.

Nephews of Uncle Sam
George Graff Jr. and Bert Grant, "Nephews of Uncle Sam." New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 1917.
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