Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0481

Description

Key of G. Cover: a drawing of a Chorus Girl; Publisher: Irving Berlin Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
I have an ear for music, And I have an eye for a maid I like a pretty girlie, With each pretty tune that's played They go together, like sunny weather Goes with the month of May I've studied girls and music, So I'm qualified to say:
Refrain
A pretty girl is like a melody That haunts you night and day Just like the strain of a haunting refrain, She'll start upon a marathon And run around your brain, You can't escape she's in your memory, By morning, night and noon She will leave you and then come back again, A pretty girl is just like a pretty tune. A pretty girl is like a melody That haunts you night and day Just like the strain of a haunting refrain, She'll start upon a marathon And run around your brain, You can't escape she's in your memory, By morning, night and noon She will leave you and then come back again, A pretty girl is just like a pretty tune.

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / words by Irving Berlin

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