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“Charley My Boy”

“Charley My Boy”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Charley My Boy” that was written and composed by Gus Kahn and Ted Fiorito. Irving Berlin Inc. of New York City published this sheet music in 1924. The cover features an illustration of a dapper young man smoking a cigarette. The illustration was signed with the initials “R.S.” and a rosebud symbol in the lower left hand corner. The song ‘s lyrics extolled the romantic prowess of Charley from a woman’s perspective.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1924
publisher
Irving Berlin, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1983.0424.146
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.146
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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