"I'm Tellin' the Birds - Tellin' the Bees (How I Love You)"


This sheet music is for the song, “I’m Tellin’ the Birds – Tellin’the Bees (How I Love You),” by Cliff Friend and Lew Brown. It was published by Irving Berlin, Inc. in New York, New York in 1926. There is an inset image of pianist Franz Rath on the cover.

The cover art for this sheet music was made by American artist and illustrator Sydney Lefkowitz (Leff) (1901-2005). Leff began his career as a commercial artist while he was still in high school. He would produce sheet music covers through the 1940s and subsequently moved on to generating advertising for Madison Avenue clients.

Publishing Date: 1926

Publisher: Irving Berlin, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Credit Line: Gift of Susan Ostroff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0914.08Accession Number: 1987.0914Catalog Number: 1987.0914.08

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 30.7 cm x 23 cm; 12 1/16 in x 9 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-569d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1333549

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