“You Can Look and You Can Listen But M-U-M is the Word” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "You Can Look and You Can Listen But M-U-M Is The Word" was written and composed by Jason Brockman and J. Fred Helf. The music was published by Hitland Music Publishers of New York, New York in 1908. The cover has a solid yellow background, with an illustration of two men standing up, with the dandy giving the straight man a wink and a nudge not to tell the Missus about his times down at the dance café.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Hitland Music Publishers
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
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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