“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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
Von Tilzer, Harry
Hoey, Little May
Bernstein and Von Tilzer
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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