“The Thing” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Thing” that was written and composed by Charles R. Grean and published by Hollis Music, Inc. of New York City in 1950. The cover features a green geometric pattern and an inset photograph of Phil Harris holding a record. Harris introduced and featured the song, recording it for RCA Victor Records on RCA record number 20-3968 which lasted 14 weeks on the Billboard charts, and hit #1.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
recording artist
Harris, Phil
Hollis Music, Inc.
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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