“Three Jolly Sailors”

“Three Jolly Sailors”

Description (Brief)
The sheet music for the song "Three Jolly Sailors" was written by Louise E. Stairs and published by the Theodore Presser Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1936. The cover is white and has blue text and an illustration of three boys riding on a raft down a river, and one boy is standing with a pole propelling the raft downstream.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
1936
publisher
Theodore Presser Company
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1982.0439.12
accession number
1982.0439
catalog number
1982.0439.012
subject
Music
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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Comments

I was thrilled to see the sheet music cover of The Three Jolly Sailors.. I played the music when I was six years old in 1936 on the piano. I can still remember some of the words. Thanks for the memories.

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