When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukalele; words and music by Chas. McCarron & Nat. Vincent. Charles McCarron, Nathaniel Vincent.

When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukalele; words and music by Chas. McCarron & Nat. Vincent

New York: Broadway Music Corp. 1915. Sheet_music. 5, [1] p.: music; 35 cm. Wrapper printed in blue and orange. Sheet music for piano and voice. Wrapper illustration by Andre de Takacs of an older black man playing a ukulele with two Hawaiian women peeking through the bamboo behind him. Publisher's advertisements inside front wrapper and outside back wrapper. Bill Bailey plays his "old guitar" called Ukalele in Honolulu; the lyrics include references to the hula and to the women's suffrage movement. The musical instrument the ukulele was first popularized in the continental United States during the Panama Pacific International Exposition, held in 1915 from the spring to the fall in San Francisco. The Hawaiian Pavilion at the exposition included a guitar and ukulele ensemble. This song was one of a number written by Tin Pan Alley songwriters in response to the sudden interest in this instrument. In Very Good- Condition: crease across lower right corner of front wrapper; small creases along edges; 1-cm. tear from spine near head of spine with adjacent creases, without loss; small loss of paper at head of spine; lightly soiled. Very Good -. Item #002435

Price: $125.00