“Circus on Parade” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Circus on Parade.” The song’s lyrics were written by Jon Arthur and Billy Collins, and the music was composed by Albert Van Dam. The song was published by the Beacon Music Company, owned by Joe Davis, around 1951. The red and white cover features an image of Big Jon Arthur, the host of a children’s radio show called “Big Jon & Sparkie.”The show consisted of stories and songs featuring Sparkie, Benny the Bug, and Twinkle, all depicted on the cover.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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