“That International Rag” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “That International Rag” was composed by Irving Berlin, and published by the Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Company in New York, New York, in 1913. “That International Rag,” was composed by Berlin on his tour to England. After a disastrous press conference where Berlin gave the false impression he had no musical talent, he composed this tune overnight, and played it to great success the next day at London’s Hippodrome. The cover shows Uncle Sam conducting a choir of various nationalities in the tune, with an inset image of actress Goldie Moore.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
composer; lyricist
Berlin, Irving
Moore, Goldie
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 26.67 cm
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
Credit Line
Gift of William Jerry Eagle

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