Three wonderful Letters From Home

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"Three wonderful Letters From Home"
Song
LanguageEnglish
Published1918
Composer(s) James F. Hanley
Lyricist(s) Ballard MacDonald & Joe Goodwin

Three wonderful Letters From Home is a World War I song written by Ballard MacDonald & Joe Goodwin and composed by James F. Hanley. [1] The song was first published in 1918 by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., in New York, NY. The sheet music cover depicts a mother, wife, and daughter writing letters with marching troops and a plane, ship, and tank in the background. [2]

World War I 1914–1918 global war originating in Europe

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

Ballard MacDonald was an American lyricist, who was one of the writers of Tin Pan Alley.

James Frederick "Jimmy" Hanley was an American songwriter and author. He attended Champion College and the Chicago Musical College.

This song was in the top 20 charts from May to July 1918 and reached number 13 in June. It was recorded by both Charles Hart and Henry Burr. [3] Also on the disc was the song Daddy Mine by Lew Wilson and Alfred Dubin.

Henry Burr Canadian musician

Henry Burr was a Canadian singer, radio performer and producer. He was born Harry Haley McClaskey and used Henry Burr as one of his many pseudonyms, in addition to Irving Gillette, Henry Gillette, Alfred Alexander, Robert Rice, Carl Ely, Harry Barr, Frank Knapp, Al King, and Shamus McClaskey. He produced more than 12,000 recordings, by his own estimate, including "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight", "Till We Meet Again" with Albert Campbell, "The Song That Stole My Heart Away", "M-O-T-H-E-R", and "Beautiful Ohio". A tenor, he performed as a soloist and in duets, trios and quartets.

Daddy Mine 1918 song composed by Al Dubin

"Daddy Mine" is a World War I song released in 1918. Lew Wilson wrote and Alfred Dubin composed this ballad. It was published by M. Witmark & Songs in New York, New York. It was written for both voice and piano.

The sheet music can be found at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. [4]

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Chicago Library and museum

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a museum and a research library for the study of military history in Chicago, Illinois, US. It was founded in 2003 to be a non-partisan institution for the study of "the citizen soldier as an essential element for the preservation of democracy" by Colonel Jennifer Pritzker, who had just retired from the Illinois Army National Guard. Originally located in the Streeterville neighborhood at 610 N. Fairbanks Court, the library later moved to 104 S. Michigan Avenue in the Loop. The Museum & Library is supported by donations and membership.

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References

  1. Vogel, Frederick G. (1995). World War I Songs: A History and Dictionary of Popular American Patriotic Tunes, with Over 300 Complete Lyrics. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 249. ISBN   0-89950-952-5. OCLC   32241433.
  2. Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music 1. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 698. ISBN   0-7864-2799-X. OCLC   71790113.
  3. Paas, John Roger (2014). America sings of war: American sheet music from World War I. p. 215. ISBN   9783447102780. OCLC   892462420..
  4. Hanley, James F., Joe Goodwin, Ballard MacDonald, and Barbelle. 1918. Three wonderful letters from home. New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. OCLC   71210307

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