“The Vamp” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Vamp,” a novelty foxtrot composed by Byron Gay. The sheet music was published by Leo Feist Inc. of New York City in 1919. The cover is a portrait illustration of a young woman, with a large flower in her hair. The illustration is signed by Henry Hutt. The song was a lively tune with lyrics describing new steps to a dance called “the Vamp.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1919
composer
Gay, Byron
publisher
Leo Feist, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1983.0424.100
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.100
subject
Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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