“They Were All Out of Step but Jim”

“They Were All Out of Step but Jim”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song, “They Were All Out of Step but Jim.” The song was written and composed by Irving Berlin. The Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Company of New York City published this sheet music in 1918. The orange and black cover features an illustration of three women waving to a soldier marching with his regiment, who is waving back. Barbelle signed the illustration in the lower right of the cover. There is an inset photograph of Herbert Clifton on the cover, a female impersonator and singer who would have performed this song during Vaudeville shows.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
Date made
Berlin, Irving
Clifton, Herbert
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 26.67 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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