“Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home)” Sheet Music

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home).” The song’s lyrics were written by Lena Guilbert Ford, and the music was composed by Ivor Novello. The sheet music was published by Chappell & Co of New York in 1915. The simple cover lists the song as costing 60 cents. The song was an appeal for those at home during World War II to keep their heads up and keep their home fires burning while their hearts are yearning for their lads that are far away.
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Sheet Music
1914
ID Number
1983.0313.05
accession number
1983.0313
catalog number
1983.0313.05
lyricist
Ford, Lena Guilbert
composer
Novello, Ivor
publisher
Chappell and Co., Ltd.
subject
Music
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music