(Oh Boy What Joy We Had In) Barefoot Days

(Oh Boy What Joy We Had In) Barefoot Days

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This sheet music is for the song “(Oh Boy What Joy We Had In) Barefoot Days,” by A. Wilson and James A. Brennen. It was published by Edward B. Marks Music Co. in New York, New York in 1923. The cover has an image of The Three Wainright Sisters, who featured this song in their act.

"(Oh Boy What Joy We Had In) Barefoot Days" was featured in the Broadway musical, Bombo, with book and lyrics by Harold R. Atteridge and music by Sigmund Romberg. Bombo, opened on October 6, 1921 at the Jolson Theatre and starred Al Jolson and Janet Adair.

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Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
Jolson, Al
Edward B. Marks Music Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Susan Ostroff
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