“Swim the Channel” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
The sheet music for the song “Swim the Channel” was written and composed C. Dalziel, and published by Dix Lt. of London, England in 1926. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel but three weeks later Amelia “Millie” Gade Corson became the first mother to swim the channel in 15 hours and 29 minutes. This song seems to be dedicated to Corson rather than Ederle, but both woman received admiration from Tin Pan Alley in the form of songs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaflets
sheet music
sheet music, swimming
Object Type
leaflets
date made
1926
composer; lyricist
Dalziel, C.
created for
Corson, Amelia Gade
publisher
Dix Ltd.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 30.7975 cm x 25.0825 cm
ID Number
1981.0729.05
accession number
1981.0729
catalog number
1981.0729.05
subject
Music
Sports
Swimming
Amateur
Women
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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