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Sheet Music - The sweetest song in the world
  • The sweetest song in the world
    Parr Davies, Harry, born 1914 - died 1955
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The sweetest song in the world

  • Object:

    Sheet Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1938 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Parr Davies, Harry, born 1914 - died 1955 (lyricist)
    Parr Davies, Harry, born 1914 - died 1955 (composer)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sepia print, Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs M.R. Grieve

  • Museum number:

    S.782-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Music sheet for the song <i>The sweetest song in the world</i>, sung by Gracie Fields (1898-1979) in the film <i>We're going to be rich</i>. The words and music by Harry Parr Davies (1914-1955), published by Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., London ca. 1938.

Set in the 1880s, the film <i>We're going to be rich</i> was directed by Field's first husband Montague (Monty) Banks (1897 –1950)and released in 1938. Fields played the heroine, a singer, called Kit Dobson.

Physical description

Music sheet for the song <i>The sweetest song in the world</i>, sung by Gracie Fields (1898-1979) in the film <i>We're going to be rich</i>. The words and music by Harry Parr Davies (1914-1955), published by Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., London ca. 1938.

There is a central sepia image of Gracie Fields as she appeared in the original film.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1938 (published)

Artist/maker

Parr Davies, Harry, born 1914 - died 1955 (lyricist)
Parr Davies, Harry, born 1914 - died 1955 (composer)
Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Sepia print, Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

Marks and inscriptions

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm front cover approx, Width: 24.6 cm front cover

Descriptive line

Music sheet for the song The sweetest song in the world, sung by Gracie Fields (1898-1979) in the film We're going to be rich. The words and music by Harry Parr Davies (1914-1955), published by Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., London ca. 1938

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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