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image of Song of Utopia. Offical song, Utopian Society

Song of Utopia. Offical song, Utopian Society

by Fielder, Charles N and Roy G. Owens; Music by John T. Boudreau

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Published
1934
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£55.62

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Los Angeles: Utopian Society of America, 1934. 4p. sheet music, minor handling wear and soil, ownership signature (Rosa Pitt) in upper right corner. "No truth but truth, no enslaved youth, reads the Utopian code / Clarion call, heed one and all, let Brother share Brother's load!
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image of Negro spirituals: for four-part mixed voices, #81100, So's I Can Write My Name

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New York: Harold Flammer, Publisher, 1938. Pamphlet. 8p., decorated wraps beginning to separate, pages evenly browned, three holes punched along left edge with no loss of text.
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image of It Takes a Long Tall Brown-skin Gal to Make a Preacher Lay His Bible Down [sheet music]

It Takes a Long Tall Brown-skin Gal to Make a Preacher Lay His Bible Down [sheet music]

by Walker, Marshall; music by Will E. Skidmore

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Published
1917
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Kansas City, MO: Will E. Skidmore, 1917. Four-panel, 10.5x13.5 inch sheet music, chipped and with old clear tape reinforcements to tears; a reference example only. Laid in is a sheet with the hand-copied lyrics. Cover includes a portrait of the Vaudeville singer Rae Samuels. Lyrics in stereotyped dialect. "It takes a Long, Tall, Brown-Skin Gal to make a… Read more
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image of Peaceful Henry [sheet music]

Peaceful Henry [sheet music]

by Kelly, Harry

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Published
1903
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Detroit, New York: Whitney Warner Pub. Co, 1903. 6p., 10.75x13.75 inch sheet music; spine reinforced by old clear tape. There are many versions of this once-popular sheet music; this one depicts the Henry of the song on the cover (this is not a photo of the composer, who was of Irish background). This version has only the musical notation,… Read more
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Turkestan [sheet music]

by Jones, Bobby; music by Jack Stern

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Published
1919
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New York: Broadway Music Corp, 1919. Four-panel sheet music, very good, 8.75x11.75 inches. Lyrics describe romantic fantasies about veiled women.
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image of Hymne national soviétique

Hymne national soviétique

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Published
1945
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Paris: Editions Marcel Labbe, 1945. 4p., sheet music with lyrics in Russian and French; "do re mi" notation written by hand underneath.
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image of El Libertador. The Examiner's March, by F. Fanciulli Formerly Leader of the U.S. Marine Band at Washington D.C.  Dedicated to Karl Decker. Copyrighted Nov. 21, 1897.  Supplement to The Examiner Jan. 9, 1898

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San Francisco: the newspaper, 1898. Sheet_music. Single folio leaf folded once to make a 14x11 inch sheet music brochure with two graphics in color. Content, music notation for a martial air. Graphics show an armed "spirit of patriotism" on front cover, her sword collapsing a flag back cover: a run-up to the Spanish American War which Examiner's Hearst promoted.… Read more
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image of Chinese lullaby; the song featured in "East is West" ... words and music by Robert Hood Bowers

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New York: G. Schirmer, 1919. 5p. sheet music, sheet music with pictorial wraps featuring white actress in Chinese drag as "Ming Toy." Stain at lower right corner. "Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy / Allee same like China boy, / But he sellee girl with joy: Pity poor Ming Toy!
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image of Too many irons in the fire... Inimitably sung by the Mills Brothers

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New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1933. 4p. sheet music, 9x12 inches, wraps; cover depicts the Mills Brothers, who were the first African American singers to give a command performance for the British crown.
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image of On a Slow Boat to China (Slowly with a beat)

On a Slow Boat to China (Slowly with a beat)

by Loesser, Frank, words and music

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Published
1948
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New York: Melrose Music Corp, 1948. Single large folio leaf printed and folded to make a typical two-page sheet music spread with monochrome cover illustration and a terminal page advertisement for other 1948 efforts (none so durable as this). Item very slightly edgeworn with some light creasings along its bottom edge, paperstock faintly toned, no markings, a very good… Read more
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image of California Catholic Daughters of America adopt: Let there be peace on earth (and let it begin with me) Bicentennial song

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no place: California Catholic Daughters of America, 1976. [4p.] 8.5x11 inches, very good, red, white and blue flag design on self-wraps. A Bicentennial piece from California which includes the music and lyrics to the popular song from 1955 and the story of the song which began at a workshop in the California mountains.
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A gay caballero

by Crumit, Frank; Lou Klein; Louis Fleischer

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Published
1929
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New York: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co, 1929. 5p., sheet music, mild edgewear. "Sung with sensational success by the peerless Duncan Sisters." Rosetta Duncan, pictured at left, was lesbian.
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image of Fay Templeton's latest song sensations: Fishing [sheet music] as sung at Klaw and Erlanger's Aerial Theatre

Fay Templeton's latest song sensations: Fishing [sheet music] as sung at Klaw and Erlanger's Aerial Theatre

by Johnson, J. W. [James Weldon Johnson] Bob Cole, and Rosamond Johnson

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Published
1914
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New York: Joseph W. Stern & Co, 1914. Sheet_music. 8p. includes covers, 11x13.75 inches, lyrics, music, chord symbols in red ink added by previous owner, edgewear and spinfold re-enforced, sheet music in orange and white pictorial wraps.
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image of Lucky Little Cricket [sheet music for mixed voices - two versions]

Lucky Little Cricket [sheet music for mixed voices - two versions]

by Attaway, William, Lara Hoggard & Joyce Merman

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Published
1970
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Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press, 1970. Two pieces of sheet music for the song, 8p. each, 7x10.5 inches, very good condition, one in red decorative wraps and the other in green. Children's song by Attaway et al, two slightly different arrangements by Hoggard, one for Mixed Voices (D-121) (S.A.B.) and one for Two or Four Part Voices (S.A.)… Read more
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image of Chant impérial russe. Hymne Paroles françaises et russes de Lwoff

Chant impérial russe. Hymne Paroles françaises et russes de Lwoff

by [Lvov, Alexei Fyodorovich]

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Published
n.d.
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Paris: L. Labbé, n.d.. Four-panel sheet music, with lyrics in French and transliterated Russian, cover design depicting two sailors (a French and a Russian) flourishing crossed flags. Rear panel lightly soiled. Horizontal crease not evident from front. OCLC lists a holding as 1891, but this example has no date.
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image of Blaze away: vocal march [sheet music]

Blaze away: vocal march [sheet music]

by Kennedy, Jimmy, song version, music by Abe Holzmann, cover illustration by Holloway

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Published
1931
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£33.37

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London: B. Feldman & Co, 1931. Sheet_music. 4p., 9.75x12 inches, excerpts from several other songs offered by the company, large ad on rear for Roland's Pianoforte Tutor, very good sheet music in beautiful, striking illustrated covers. Also includes ukelele chord fingering by R. S. Stoddon. Cover depicts a crowd around a bonfire tossing in cards titled "Rates" "Taxes" "Demand… Read more
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image of Chinese Mother Goose rhymes: music based upon Chinese themes

Chinese Mother Goose rhymes: music based upon Chinese themes

by Crist; Bainbridge

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Published
1917
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New York: Carl Fischer, 1917. 13p., very good in wraps. Sheet music with the lyrics in English.
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image of Five poems from the Japanese: set for voice and piano

Five poems from the Japanese: set for voice and piano

by Peterkin, Norman

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Published
1918
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Boston: Boston Music Co, 1918. [9p.], sheet music in mildly edgeworn wraps, ownership signature at upper left corner of front cover. Translated Japanese poems set to music, their titles being Dew, At the Gate, A Farewell, The Guest, and The Forlorn Hope.
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image of Goodbye girls I'm through. Charles Dillingham presents Montgomery and Stone in a musical fantasy: Chin-Chin

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New York: Chappell & Co. Ltd, 1914. 5p., sheet music, short closed edge tear, otherwise very good in wraps. Stereotypical depiction of two Chinese men with queues. This musical featured a Beijing toy shop where the toys came to life. The singer of this song celebrates his newfound love with an American woman, which turns tragicomic in a later… Read more
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£22.25
image of Chinese Lullaby. Featured by Fay Bainter in William Harris Jr's production East is West

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New York: G. Schirmer, 1919. 3p., sheet music with pictorial wraps featuring the actress Fay Bainter in Chinese drag as "Ming Toy." Very good. "Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy / Allee same like China boy, / But he sellee girl with joy: Pity poor Ming Toy!
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