“Slaying the Deer” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Slaying the Deer.” The song was written and composed by Samuel Love and published by Firth, Hall, and Pond of New York, New York in 1847. The cover features an upper image of hunters and hounds chasing a deer, and a lower image of a man and woman riding together in a sleigh, which is all framed in a floral design. The lower image is titled “Sleighing the Dear,” a play on words on the song’s title referring to the romancing of a woman by taking her on a sleigh ride.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
Date made
Lover, Samuel
Firth, Hall & Pond
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 32.385 cm x 24.13 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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