“I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” Sheet Music

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” Alfred Bryan wrote the lyrics to the song and Al Piantadosi composed the music. Leo Feist Inc. of New York City published this sheet music in 1915. The cover features an illustration of an old woman sitting by a fireplace clutching her son to her, with visions of warfare floating above her head. There is an inset photograph of the “American Comedy Four” on the left of the cover. The illustrator signed the cover with a “Rosebud” on the lower left.
Location
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Sheet Music
1915
ID Number
1983.0424.176
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.176
publisher
Leo Feist, Inc.
subject
Music
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music