The Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!

Music
ca. 1892 (printed and published)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Music sheet cover for The Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!, written by Richard Morton and Harry Pleon, performed by Harry Pleon, printed by Charles Sheard & Co., London, ca. 1892.

This song was written as a parody of Lottie Collins' song Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-de-ay!


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithograph on paper
Brief Description
Music sheet cover for The Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!, written by Richard Morton and Harry Pleon, performed by Harry Pleon as a parody on Lottie Collins, printed by Charles Sheard & Co., London, ca. 1892.
Physical Description
Cover of the sheet music for The Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!. The title of the song is at the top of the page in beige and black lettering, under which is a colour image of Harry Pleon dressed in a red dress and hat, and holding a white cloth above his head with one hand, he has one leg raised in front of him. Under the image the credits are printed. On the reverse there is a printed list of other sheet music available to buy.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.1cm
  • Width: 25.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'THE UP-TO-DATE / TA-RA-RA BOOM! / This Song may be Sung Anywhere / without fee or Licence, Except at / Music Halls. / WRITTEN BY / RICHARD MORTON, / AND / HARRY PLEON / HARRY / PLEON'S Parody on Lottie Collins's / Sensational Song / Price 4/- / LONDON; CHARLES SHEARD & CO. MUSIC PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS, 192, HIGH HOLBORN, W.C. / Copyright for / all countries / W.T. STANNARD, imp' (Text on front of cover.)
Credit line
Given by John Hall
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceThe Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!
Summary
Music sheet cover for The Up-to-Date Ta-Ra-Ra Boom!, written by Richard Morton and Harry Pleon, performed by Harry Pleon, printed by Charles Sheard & Co., London, ca. 1892.



This song was written as a parody of Lottie Collins' song Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-de-ay!
Associated Object
S.4105-2009 (Object)
Collection
Accession Number
S.31-2012

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record createdJanuary 6, 2012
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