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Sheet Music, In Pound, Wisconsin (It's Just an Ounce in Size)

Sheet Music, In Pound, Wisconsin (It's Just an Ounce in Size)

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Units of Weight occasionally enter into the titles and lyrics of songs. The composer and lyricist for this piece, Alfred McDermott, described his town of Pound, Wisconsin, as something much smaller - "just an ounce in size."
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
McDermott, Alfred
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Pound
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.1 cm x 23 cm x 30.5 cm; 1/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 12 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Music
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National Museum of American History
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