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Swanee! I'm Not Gonna Sigh No More

  • Object:

    Sheet Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1926 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bateman, Eugene (composers)
    Bateman, Eugene (lyricists)
    Sasha, born 1892 - died 1953 (photographers)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)
    G. Udloff & Co. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of prinited text.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Brenda Burkill

  • Museum number:

    S.1077-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The American songwriter and pianist Turner Layton (1894-1978) linked up with the vocalist Clarence 'Tandy' Johnstone (1885-1953) in New York in 1922 as Layton and Johnstone, and moved to England in 1924 where they became hugely popular, appearing in the theatre, clubs, films and on the radio, and selling over ten million records between 1924 and 1935.

Turner Layton split with Johnstone in 1935 and returned to America, while Turner stayed in London where he regularly performed at the Café de Paris until his retirement in 1946.

Physical description

Music sheet for Swanee! I'm Gonna Sigh No More words and music by Eugene Bateman, sung by Layton and Johnstone, published by Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., London 1926.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1926 (published)

Artist/maker

Bateman, Eugene (composers)
Bateman, Eugene (lyricists)
Sasha, born 1892 - died 1953 (photographers)
Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)
G. Udloff & Co. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of prinited text.

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm front cover approx, Width: 25.5 cm front cover

Descriptive line

Music sheet for Swanee! I'm Gonna Sigh No More words and music by Eugene Bateman, sung by Layton and Johnstone, published by Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., London 1926.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing; Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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