“Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile.” George Asaf wrote the lyrics to the song and Felix Powell composed the music. This sheet music was published by Chappell & Co. Ltd. in 1915. The song was a World War I marching tune, and became popular for boosting morale. The cover features a quote from Vide Press that reads, “What is best described as a philosophy song, is now being sung and whistled by the troops as they march along. We believe it will become overwhelmingly popular.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Chappell and Co., Ltd.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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