“In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town”

“In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” that was written and composed by Joe Young, John Siras, and Little Jack Little. The sheet music was published by M. Witmark & Sons of New York City in 1932. The pale yellow cover features a pencil illustration of shanty on a hill. There is an inset photograph of Abe Lyman on the right side of the cover. Lyman was a singer who featured the song during performances and on records.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
M. Witmark & Sons
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
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National Museum of American History
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