“I'd Leave Ma Happy Home for You” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “I’d Leave Ma Happy Home For You“ was written by Will A. Heelan and composed by Harry Von Tilzer. The sheet music was published by Shapiro, Bernstein, and Von Tilzer in New York, New York in 1899. The cover calls the song, “The Funniest in Years, The Great “Oo, Oo, Oo Song, rendered by Little May Hoey,” and features an inset portrait of Ms. Hoey. The cover also features a caricatured illustration of a young black woman wearing a fancy hat singing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaflet
sheet music
date made
1899
composer
Von Tilzer, Harry
performer
Hoey, Little May
publisher
Bernstein and Von Tilzer
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1979.1154.19
accession number
1979.1154
catalog number
1979.1154.19
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Music
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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