Printed Document Signed.

O'HARA, Geoffrey (1882-1967).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

This Canadian-American composer, songwriter, pianist, singer and music educator was a popular vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley figure; Caruso put him "on the map" in 1913 when he recorded O'Hara's song "Your Eyes Have Told Me What I Did Now Know," and in 1914 he enjoyed his biggest hit, "Tennessee, I hear You Calling Me"; during World War One, his hit "K-K-K-Katy" sold more than one million sheet music copies; he was also an early ethnomusicologist, recording and collecting Native American music on wax cylinders -- some of which he later sang himself in early Victor and Edison recordings; in 1945, he was elected president of the Composers-Authors Guild; all told, he composed more than 500 popular and patriotic songs. Printed DS, 9" X 12", 6pp, n.p., 1943 January 25. Very good. Mildest bit of age toning. Sheet music for "I Was the Tree: Sacred Song," with music by O'Hara and lyrics by Daniel S. Twohig, published by R.L. Huntinger (New York, NY) in 1937. Across the top of the front cover, he inscribes and signs it large and bold in blue fountain pen: "For a great basso William Wahlert / Compliments & best wishes / of the composer. / Geoffrey O'Hare / Jany 25: / 1943." (The 6th and last leaf consists of O'Hara and Twohig's song "Soft Were Your Hands, Dear Jesus.") Interesting, unusual piece. Bookseller Inventory # 22599

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Printed Document Signed.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Store Description

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal