Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ephemera ~ Sheet Music




This is probably the oldest piece of sheet music I have. It was copyright in 1929. The reverse is printed with ads for other music books, such as:
Bottoms Up! A song book for Good Fellows - the Collection that puts Pep into any party. Contains chords for Guitar, Tenor-Banjo and Ukelele. Includes the words and music of more than 135 jolly songs for jolly people; also Toasts and Famous Quotations. Price 35 cents.

13 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Judy..I see you did post something..You poor dear..That is some mean horrible flu...I knew you must be sick because you are usually posting every day if not every other day and I remember when you got sick with this horror...Please do take good care of yourself, my dear...You are a special person and the blogesphere and me, look so forward to your posts and your visits, too...

I LOVE sheet music and I collect it too...This is a wonderful one....I'll have to get out some of my favorites one of these days...and when you are feeling up to it I for one would love to see more of yours, too! Take very good care and tell Mr. Kenhu to get you some good Kosher Chicken Soup! It's the best and the cure-all!

Paste said...

Popped by from Michele's this evening, are you a collector of old music scores?

srp said...

1929, the year after my parents were born. Mom loves this song. I don't think I've ever heard the one below. My mom has a lot of really old music. She took piano for years starting as a child. Nyssa used some of the Hanon scales and finger exercise music when she took piano as well.

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, great collection. I love your fans too. Michele sent me tonight. Feel better!

panthergirl said...

You have the BEST STUFF!!!!! I love these!

As someone who works in graphic design, seeing things that were created with what was called "hot type" is just wonderful.

The lay person has no idea how design has suffered thanks to computerized typography. There is absolutely no comparison, but unfortunately...it's cheap.

Just catching up here... hope you're feeling better!
Michele sent me your way today!

colleen said...

Are you sick again? I noticed something Naomi just said up there. Or maybe it's still the same flu.

You surely are quite the collector!

Be well!

Blond Girl said...

That 1936 piece was printed when my mom was one year old. That sure puts it into perspective!

Glad you dropped by and got to see a pic of my Sweet Girl. I bet you liked the sepia toned one; it has that antique feel. If it weren't for the winnie-the-pooh on the front of her jumper, maybe you could pass it off as one of your collection... tee hee!

doubleknot said...

Your sheet music is lovely. One of the comments said you were sick - hope you get well soon.

WordWhiz said...

A collector's item to be sure. I love the old music.

bornfool said...

I sang that one in my high school choir.

Angie said...

That is one of my favorite songs to sing to my babies.

Weary Hag said...

My mom had tons of old sheet music. Lots of it was already wearing thin by the time I could really appreciate it. The only piece I was able to get my hands on was White Christmas by Irving Berlin.
Mom used to work for a piano instructor who gave her a lot of his old pieces that were already a bit worn.

I'm enjoying looking over all your posts here about the sheet music, and yes, I'm kind of working backward again trying to catch up! :)

Anonymous said...

My husband's father (born in 1910) has sung "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" for as long as I've known him. I was left my husband's mother's powder/music box--given to her, of course, by Pop. It plays that tune!

All of this helped mem one timem when I had to come up with a way of soothing an Alzheimer's patient at the local nursing home. I decided to sing (softly) to the man, and this is the only song that I could come up with (well, I could probably have sung "Strawberry Roan". Boy, was his wife surprised when she came back into the room!
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