“Before the World Began”

“Before the World Began”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "Before the World Began" was written as a poem by Andrew B. Sterling and composed by Alfred Solman. The music was published by the Joe Morris Music Co. of New York, New York in 1917. The cover notes that the song was “introduced Harry Ellis, America’s Famous Tenor.” The “B” in “Before” of the title is written in a fancy script in red, and the first letter of most words on the cover is red.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Sterling, Andrew B.
Solman, Alfred
Joe Morris Music Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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