America, Here's My Boy
|America, Here's My Boy
|p. 2, top: "America, Here's My Boy
|Sterling, Andrew B. (Benjamin)
|Joe Morris Music Co.
|Place of Publication
|New York (N.Y.)
|Year of Publication
|Date of Copyright
|1 score, voice and piano (, 2-3,  p.)
|Appearing at the peak of the preparedness movement, as American entry into the war began to seem inevitable, this hugely popular song was widely endorsed as a reply to “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” After the country entered the war, it became a pervasive expression of commitment, especially in renditions by the troops themselves. Its success was bolstered by recordings and piano rolls, but widespread renditions in amateur shows and fund-raising events attest to its appeal among general citizens and among American troops.
|The verse to this otherwise conventional march song is entirely in the relative minor key, and the vamp that leads into it consists of a minor-mode quotation of “Yankee Doodle,” echoed in the first line of the verse.
|Subject - Topic
|Subject - Geographic
|Subject - Temporal
|The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.
|De Takacs, André C. [Chevalier]
|p. 3, BR, all upper-case: F. J. Lawson Co.
|Back Cover Description
|At top, “Joe Morris Music Co’s Song Supreme,” in ornate frame with silhouette of fairy playing twin pipes, sample: My Lonely Lola Lo (© 1916 08 11). Signed BR: André C. de Takacs.
|Plate numbers: pp. 2, 3, BL: J. M. Co. 569 – 2
|Voice and piano.
|James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music
|World War I Sheet Music from the James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music