“I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”

“I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” Alfred Bryan wrote the lyrics to the song and Al Piantadosi composed the music. Leo Feist Inc. of New York City published this sheet music in 1915. The cover features an illustration of an old woman sitting by a fireplace clutching her son to her, with visions of warfare floating above her head. There is an inset photograph of the “American Comedy Four” on the left of the cover. The illustrator signed the cover with a “Rosebud” on the lower left.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Leo Feist, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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