"Many Happy Returns of the Day"

"Many Happy Returns of the Day"

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Many Happy Returns of the Day,” with lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Joe Burke. It was published by M. Witmark & Sons in New York, New York in 1931. The cover features an image of American singer Kate Smith, who featured the song.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
depicted (sitter)
Smith, Kate
M. Witmark & Sons
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of F. Winfrey Carter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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