“Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home)”


This sheet music is for the song “Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home).” The song’s lyrics were written by Lena Guilbert Ford, and the music was composed by Ivor Novello. The sheet music was published by Chappell & Co of New York in 1915. The simple cover lists the song as costing 60 cents. The song was an appeal for those at home during World War I to keep their heads up and keep their home fires burning while their hearts are yearning for their lads that are far away.

Publishing Date: 1914

Lyricist: Ford, Lena GuilbertComposer: Novello, IvorPublisher: Chappell and Co., Ltd.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0313.05Accession Number: 1983.0313Catalog Number: 1983.0313.05

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e27c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670694

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