"I Am Only theWords (You Are the Melody)"

"I Am Only theWords (You Are the Melody)"

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I Am Only the Words (You Are the Melody),” with words and music by B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. It was published by DeSylva Brown and Henderson, Inc. in New York, New York in 1930. The cover features an image of Maureen O’Sullivan on an aircraft. The song was featured in the 1930 Fox Film Corporation Pre-Code science fiction musical comedy film Just Imagine, directed by David Butler and starred El Brendel, Maureen O’Sullivan, John Garrick, and Marjorie White.
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Object Name
Sheet Music
date made
DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 23.1775 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Roger B. White
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National Museum of American History
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