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

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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.
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Leo Feist, Inc.
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overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
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