“Peg O' My Heart” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
The sheet music for the song, “Peg of My Heart,” was written by Alfred Bryan and composed by Fred Fisher. The sheet music was published by Leo Feist Inc., of New York, New York in 1913. The song was “written around J. Hartley Manners wonderful character ‘Peg’ in Oliver Morosco’s production of the comedy ‘Peg o’ My Heart’ at the Cort Theatre N.Y. , Dedicated to the Star, Miss Laurette Taylor.” The cover features an image of Laurette Taylor seated with a trunk on her lap, cradling a small dog.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaflet
sheet music
date made
1913
lyricist
Bryan, Alfred
composer
Fisher, Fred
performer
Taylor, Laurette
publisher
Leo Feist, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1980.0693.11C
accession number
1980.0693
catalog number
1980.0693.11C
subject
Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I play the saxophone and have been asked by my wife to play Peg of My Heart for her mother's 100th birthday party. Her name is Charlet (which she never liked) but her diseased husband called her Peg, after the song. "

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