“Smile a Little Bit”

“Smile a Little Bit”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Smile a Little Bit,” that was written by Moe Schenck and composed by Bob Morton and Peggy Shelvin. The sheet music was published by Henry Waterson, Inc. in 1925. The cover features an image of a young girl wearing a bonnet with two red roses on it with a background of flowers behind her. There is an inset photograph of Ace Bugode posing with a Cortez accordion on the lower right of the cover.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Henry Waterson, Inc.
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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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The artwork was done by Albert Barbelle. I own an earlier version of this sheet music that does not have a photo of Ace Bugode on it. In place of the photograph is Barbelle's signature and a slight rearrangement of the information.

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