World War I-era sheet music

Items of the week, for you music lovers: World War I-era sheet music. The copies we have digitized include hits like “When the War is Over, Will There Be Any Home Sweet Home?” and more. The lyrics offer great hints on how Americans felt about war service. For example, the song titled “America He’s For You!” by Andrew B. Sterling offers a mother’s perspective on sacrificing her sons to the war cause: [Verse 1] This is just another story of a mother and three sons, How she gave them to Old Glory like a million...

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