“Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home)”

“Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home)”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Get Home).” The song’s lyrics were written by Lena Guilbert Ford, and the music was composed by Ivor Novello. The sheet music was published by Chappell & Co of New York in 1915. The simple cover lists the song as costing 60 cents. The song was an appeal for those at home during World War I to keep their heads up and keep their home fires burning while their hearts are yearning for their lads that are far away.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Ford, Lena Guilbert
Novello, Ivor
Chappell and Co., Ltd.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm
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National Museum of American History
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