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“Put-Put-Put (Your Arms Around Me)”

“Put-Put-Put (Your Arms Around Me)”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Put-Put-Put (Your Arms Around Me)” that Al Hoffman, Mann Curtis, and Jerry Livingston wrote the lyrics and composed the music to. Miller Music, Inc. of New York, New York published the sheet music in 1942. The aqua-blue cover has a silhouetted image of a man with his arm around a woman. There is a large photograph of classical pianist Carmen Cavallaro in the center of the cover, who performed the song with his orchestra.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
Miller Music, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 24.13 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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