“What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys.”The song’s lyrics were written by Gus Kahn and the music was composed by Egbert Van Alstyne. The sheet music was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co. of New York City in 1918. The blue cover features a large question mark in the center with an illustration of Uncle Sam inside, looking down at a pile of war bonds. The song says that if you are too young or too old to fight in the war, “the least you can do is buy a Liberty Bond or two.”
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 26.67 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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