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“A Bushel and a Peck”

“A Bushel and a Peck”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “A Bushel and a Peck,” that was written and composed by Frank Loesser. The sheet music was published by Edwin H. Morris and Company, Inc. in 1950. The song was part of the score from the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls.” The red cover features an interlocking set of paper dolls that represent characters from the musical.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
composer; lyricist
Loesser, Frank
Edwin H. Morris and Company
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
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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