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“I Want to Be in Dixie”

“I Want to Be in Dixie”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I Want to Be in Dixie” that was written and composed by Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder. The song was published in 1912 by the Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Company. The cover has an illustration of a man looking across a river at a low sun silhouetting a steam boat going down the river. The illustration is signed by Gene Buck in the lower left hand corner. The cover also features an inset photograph of Lillian Jeanette in the lower right, who would have performed the song in her routine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1912
composer
Berlin, Irving
Snyder, Ted
publisher
Ted Snyder Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1983.0424.075
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.075
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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