The old sheet music listed below is from
antique shop inventory. The 36 pieces listed below are what we have right now -
there is lots more! Many of the covers of this old sheet music qualify for
framing as an art piece. When I get the chance to get them scanned or
photographed you will be able to see how beautiful they are. In the meantime,
here is the list as of Feb. 2, 2009.
Estate Item(s) Shop Inventory: 2559 A - Z
- w- words by . m- music by. p- publisher. CONDITION: these were in individual
music sleeves which we have replaced with new sleeves. Music is in excellent to
good condition - for the age of this music of course some of the corners are
creased or torn or fragile but most are very good. The colorful covers are still
very good since they have been stored out of sunlight & in sleeves. The covers
that are drawn in pen & ink style also represent the art-deco era in their
style. Inquire your interest by song title please and/or just copy & paste the
description into your email to us. EMAIL-US
SPONSOR of first 4
pieces: Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer - given out to customers, covers & backs show
advertising information for Emerson's Bromo Seltzer:
"Good Evening Schottische" (a selection from Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer New Edition
of 52 Popular Selections), w&m- Albert H. Bassler; p- Emerson Drug Co.,
Baltimore, Md.; copyright unknown but text mentions 2-cent postage stamp;
(additional red ink stamp= Compliments of Dr. R. M. McGary, Druggist, 102 W.
Main st. Mechanicsburg, Pa.); b/w offset print.; 4pgs; 10-3/4x14-1/8.
"Home, Sweet Home" (a selection from Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer Edition of 171
Popular Selections), w&m- J. G. Webb; p- Emerson Drug Co., Baltimore, Md.;
copyright ??? text mentions 2-cent postage stamp; b/w offset print.; 4pgs;
"Juanita" (a selection from Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer Edition of 171 Popular
Selections), w&m- Hon. Mrs. Norton; p- Emerson Drug Co., Baltimore, Md.;
copyright unknown but text mentions 2-cent postage stamp; distributed by
Compliments of: Eckels Bros., Druggists & Chemists, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; b/w
offset print.; 4pgs; 10-3/4x 14-1/8.
"Rose-Bud Waltz" (a selection from Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer New Edition of 52
Popular Selections), w&m- Pemberton Pierce; p- Emerson Drug Co., Baltimore, Md.;
©1885(or 1905 ink blurred) (additional red ink stamp= Compliments of Dr. R. M.
McGary, Druggist, 102 W. Main St. Mechanicsburg, Pa.); b/w offset print.; 4pgs;
"Blueberry Hill"; w&m - Al Lewis, Larry Stock
and Vincent Rose; p-Chappell & Co. Inc., 609 Fifth Ave., New York; ©1940 (has an
'ASCAP' seal); 6pgs; 2color litho couple on a hill in moonlight by IM-Ho; 9x12.
"Caroline"; w- Thomas B. Donaldson, m- Robert W. Troup, p- J. H. Troup Music
House, No. 15 S. Market Sq., Harrisburg, Pa. (inside cover is ad for pianos sold
here since 1881); ©1907; 2-color offset of seductive damsel; 6pgs;
"Ching Chong"; w- J. Will Callahan, m- Lee S. Roberts, p- Lee S. Roberts, Fine
Arts Building, Chicago, (printed by Rayner, Dalheim & Co., Chicago); ©1914;
3-color litho of seated Chinese Lantern decorator by Standard Photo Eng
(enlarging) Co.; 10-5/8x13-11/16. (A song about an opium seller.)
"Come Kiss The Blarney Mary Darling"; w- Fleta Spencer, m- Herbert Spencer; p-
M. Witmark & Sons, Witmark Building,144-146 West 37th St., New York; ©1916;
8pgs; 10-3/8x13-3/4; Green blue orange litho of man tipping hat to lady by
De'Takass with b/w litho cameo of 'James F. MacDonald'.
"Come Out Of The Kitchen Mary Ann"; w&m- James Kendis & Charles Bayha; p- "Kendis"
Music Publishing Co. (Inc.), 145 West 45th Street, N. Y. C.; ©1916; multi-litho
drawing by Einson around a large oval b/w of 'Douglas Fairbanks' holding a
Bulldog; 4pgs; 10-3/8x13-3/8. Plus 4 teaser songs on back panel. Note: that’s
Douglas Fairbanks Senior not Junior.
"Don't Forget Your Old Home Far Away"; w- J. G. Stetson, m- A. Wainwright; p-
Zickel Bros., Detroit Michigan; ©1898; 6pgs (loose); 10-5/8x13-7/8; 2-color
offset press textural.
"Down In Bom-Bombay"; w- Ballard Macdonald; m- Harry Carroll; Shapiro &
Bernstein & Co., p- Music Publishers, 224 west 47th Street, New York; ©1915. B/w
cameo of 'Emma Carus' in color-litho Belly Dancer Scene by N. Y. Dunk; 6pgs;
"Good-bye Broadway, Hello France"; w- C. Francis Reisner & Benny Davis; m- Billy
Baskette; p- Leo. Feist, Inc New York-Popular Edition (under license from)
Herman Darwski Music Publishing Co., London, Eng(land); ©1917. Color-litho of
Planes & Ships w/ 2 soldiers hand shake across ocean. Cover hype: 'Big Song Hit
of "Passing Show of 1917" at N.Y. Winter Garden'; 4pgs; 10-9/16x13-5/8.
"Hula Hula Love", w- Grant Clarke; m- Jimmie V. Monaco; p- Leo Feist Inc, Feist
Bldg., 231 W.40th St, New York; ©1915; Green yellow blue multi-litho by [lotus
flower] cartouche, with b/w litho portrait of 'Al Jolson' ; 6pgs; 10-5/8x13-5/8.
PS: back cover has cameos of 'Bessie Wynn' and 'Mae Francis'.
"I May Be Gone For A Long, Long Time"; w- Lew Brown; m- Albert Von Tilzer;
p-Broadway Music Corp. Will Von Tilzer, Pres.,145 West 45th St, New York; ©1917;
cameo of 'Grace LaRue's' in multi-litho clouds above stormy sea by Ted Detakais
Tin Cartouche; 4pgs; 10-9/16x13-5/8. ((ref note about "From Me to Mandy Lee"
back cover --- its "Andre C. De'Takass"))
"I Want to go to Tokio" (spelled with an "i" - Tokyo); w- Joe McCarthy; m- Fred
Fischer; p- Leo Feist Inc, Feist Bldg., 231 W.40th St, New York; ©1914; 'photo
quality' multi-litho large portrait of 'Renie Davis' in costume; 6pgs;
"Irene" (operatic edition); w- Joseph McCarthy; m- Harry Tierney; p- Leo Feist
Inc, Feist Bldg., 231 W.40th St, New York; ©1919; pink black & white; 6pgs;
"Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight - For Her Daddy over There"; w- Sam. M. Lewis
& Joe Young, m- M. K. Jerome; p- Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, Co., Strand Theatre
Bldg., Broadway at 47th, New York; ©1918; multi-litho Young girl w/ doll praying
on a bed by Barbelle; ca1918; 4pgs;10-9/16x13-1/2. Back panel Teaser "Whose
Little Heart are You Breaking Now?" by Irving Berlin copyrighted
"Lily of the Valley"; w&m- L. Wolfe Gilbert & Anatol Friedland; p- Jos. W. Stern
& Co., 102-104 West 38th St., New York; ©1917; b/w litho by Starmer- a clown
sits on big walnut; 4pgs; 10-9/16x13-5/8.
"Maple Leaf Rag"; w&m- Scott Joplin; p- Jim Beck, The Music Publisher, Atlanta;
no copyright date but "BB-2" in upper left corner; b/w woodcut print 2 pair of
(Negro) couples in period dress with tiny attribution "Ladies in Early Srdcl?s"
(very faint with letters missing).; 4pgs; 9x12
"Mary from Tipperary"; w- James O'Dea; m- Sobel & Steinan; p-G. W. Setchell, 633
Washington St., Boston, Mass.; ©1906 (Canada); green & brown offset press by Ls
Fisher with b/w litho cameo of 'Marie Rogers'; 6pgs (loose); 10-11/16x13-13/16.
PS: there is an ad on back cover having cameo of 'Emma Carus'. (smallworld).
"Pretty Little Rainbow - An Indian love song"; w- Robert Levenson, M- Vincent C.
Plunkett; p- - Joe Morris Music Co., 145 W. 45th St. New York;©1919; 6pgs;
10-5/16x13-1/2; Multi-litho Indian Maiden in profile before a rising full moon
w/ mountains & spruce trees by 'VRP' logo. (very faint in Moon as part of the
litho is signature 'Betty Crawford ' 20.)
"Ragging the Scale"; w&m- Ed B. Claypoole; p- Broadway Music Corp. Will Von
Tilzer, Pres.,145 West 45th St, New York; ©1915; b/w litho by De'Takass ;
"Somebody Else is Getting It"; w- Andrew B. Sterling; m- Harry Von Tilzer; p-
Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co.,125 W.43rd St., New York; ©1912;
multi-litho by De'Takass; 6pgs; 10-9/16x13-5/8. ((ref also note about
"From Me to Mandy Lee" back cover --- its "Andre C. De'Takass"))
"That's the Kind of a Baby for Me"; w- Alfred Harriman, m- J.C. Egan; p-
Broadway Music Corp. Will Von Tilzer, Pres.,145 West 45th St, New York; ©1917;
4pgs; 10-3/4x13-11/16; 2-color litho graphic surrounding large b/w litho
portrait of 'Eddie Cantor' with 'Eddie Cantor's Smashing Song Hit in "Ziegfeld
Follies". ( tiny, I mean tiny, cover design attributed on right just above right
bottom circle of flowers could be De'Takass.)
"The Angel of No Man's Land"; w- H. MacDonald Barr m- Grant Colfax Tulllar; p-
Tullar-Meredith Co.,265 West 36 Street, New York; ©1918; red white blue & grey
?offset press? Nurse in front of large flag-draped Cross with arms outstretched
toward battlefield strewn with fallen soldiers with attribution "Used by
Permission of The New York American" ; 4pgs; 10.5x14.
"The Girls of My Dreams"; w&m- Irving Berlin (one of eight songs by Irving
Berlin for 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1920'); p- Irving Berlin, Inc., Music
Publishers, 1587 Broadway, New York; ©1920; multi-litho Art Nuevo(?) by 'RS,'
cartouche of Ziegfeld Girl. AND inside leaf has b/w photo-litho of a young
Irving Berlin sitting at his piano; 6pgs; 9-1/4x12-5/16
"The Ladder Of Roses" (from "Hip-Hip Hooray" at the New York Hippodrome, managed
by Charles Dillingham); w- R. H. Burnside, m- Raymond Hubbell; p- T. B. Harms
and Francis, Day & Hunter, New York; ©1915; Red White & Blue Stars & Bars
Ribbons with Eagle frame large text on white; 6pgs; 10-1/2x13-1/2.. Back panel
tease is "Babes in the Wood" by Jerome Kern ©1915.
"The Shadow" -A Sacred Song (with alternate words "The Water Lily"); w- C.
Austin Miles; m- Rusell Hancock Miles; p- Adam Geibel Music Co, 27 east 22nd
St., New York; ©1912; b/w charcoal of 'ghost' w outstretched arms (note: this is
about the birth of Jesus - Mary is holding him while standing making a Cross
shadow in the firelight.); 6pgs; 10-9/16x13-5/8.
”The Sweetest Girl in Monterey"; w- Alfred Bryan, m- Herman Paley, p- Jerome H.
Remick & Co., New York & Detroit; ca1915; multi-litho of a lovely lass in
artwork by Starmer; ©1915 (US & Canada-in French) 6pgs; 10-3/4x13-5/8.
"This is the Life"; w&m - Irving Berlin, p- Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, Co., 112
West 38th St., New York; ©1914; 3-color litho framing tinted photo litho of 'Al.
Jolson' signed (looks like) Carlisle/ny; 6pgs; 10-5/8x13-9/16.
"Till The Clouds Roll By" (show-tune from Comstock-Elliott Co. presents The New
Musical Comedy "OH BOY!"); book & lyrics by Guy Bolton & P. G. Woodhouse and
Jerome Kern; Music by Jerome Kern; p- T. B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, New
York; ©1917; red grey blue litho; 6pgs; 10.5x13.75
"We'll Stand By Our Country" (from "The Big Show" at the New York Hippodrome);
w- John L. Golden, m- Raymond Hubbell; p- T. B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter,
New York; ©1916; 2-color on white dancer by Burton Rice; 6pgs; 10-1/2x13-1/2..
"When I Found You"; w&m- Michael Hoffman; p- Hoffman's Popular Music Co.,1367
Broadway, New York (OVERSTAMPED by The 'Frisco Expo. Trio, Forest Ave.,
Norristown, Pa.); ©1913; red on white ?silkscreen? transfer by "F. de M." ;
"When I Lost You"; w&m- Irving Berlin, p- Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, Co., 112
West 38th St., New York; ©1912; multi-litho art deco by E. T. Pfeiffer/ NY with
b/w litho cameo of 'Miss Carrie Schenik'; 6pgs; 10-9/16x13-11/16.
"When The Parson Hands The Wedding Band From Me to Mandy Lee"' w- Bernie
Grossman, m- Arthur Lange; p- Joe Morris Music Co., 145 W. 45th St. New York;
©1917; multi-litho by Starmer with b/w insert of 'Anthony Ciriello's Jazz Band';
4pgs; 10-1/2x13-5/16; Back cover art by Andre C. De'Takass.
"Where Do We Go From Here"; w&m- Howard Johnson and Percy Wenrich; p- Leo Feist
Inc, Feist Bldg., 240 W.40th St, New York; ©1917: red white & blue multi-litho
of a doughboy (soldier) with a 1917 Enfield Rifle (bolt transposed to left side)
by ? Cartouche with b/w litho insert of 'Jimmy Flynn'; 4pgs; 10-5/8x13-5/8.
(Song is actually about a Broadway 'hack' driver named Paddy.)