We were closed this past weekend in order to enjoy the 4th of July holiday. I was going through some of our sheet music last Thursday – we have lots of vintage sheet music – and picked out some that fit the 4th of July theme, then ran out of time to post them. No harm in offering a belated recognition of Independence Day, which we might imbue with a special meaning for us independent bookshops (selling ephemera too, hence the sheet music). Here is a sampling:
National Emblem March by E.E. Bagley; Walter Jacobs, 1911
Haunted Heart by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz from Inside U.S.A.: A Musical Revue; Chappell & Co., 1948
The New Liberty March Two Step by Harry J. Lincoln; U.S. Music Pub. Co., 1917
Dear Old Stars and Stripes Good-Bye by Harvey Briggs and Harley Wilson; Feist, 1902
And now a quintessential fun lovin’ summertime piece from the 50s:
We hope you’re genuninely enjoying your summer. We have plenty of beach and lake-worthy books and we have air conditioning!