“Tackin' 'Em Down” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "Tackin' 'Em Down" was written by Bud De Sylva and composed by Albert Gumble. The music was published by Remick and Co. of New York, New York in 1908. The cover features an illustration of a man and woman dancing in a striped wallpapered room. The song “Tackin’ ‘em Down” taught a new dance of the same name, where “at first you hold your sweetie tight, and eagle rock with all your might, and then you stamp your heels in time with the melody, that’s called “tackin’ ‘em down.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
De Sylva, Bud
Gumble, Albert
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 in; 31.115 cm x 22.86 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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