“I'm Going to Follow the Boys” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I'm Going to Follow the Boys” that was written by Howard Rogers and composed by James V. Monaco. The sheet music was published by M. Witmark & Sons of New York in 1917. The cover features a photograph of a saluting Gladys Leslie wearing a military cap. Leslie was a star for Vitagraph studios, an early motion picture production company. The novelty song talked about a girl wanting to follow the boys to war, to help keep their spirits up.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
M. Witmark & Sons
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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