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Love Will Find a Way

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
Sheet music for the song "Love Will Find a Way" from Shuffle Along, Inc. On the front cover, in orange letters, is the musical title "Shuffle Along" in the top half of the page. At the top margin is the name of the song "GYPSY BLUE" in black letters in an orange outlined rectangle. Below the rectangle are the words "SHUFFLE ALONG, INC. Presents/ The New York Musical Novelty Success." Underneath the title is an image of seven individuals shown from the knees down, all walking in the same direction. There are four female individuals wearing skirts, three of whom are wearing high heel shoes and one who is wearing mary jane flats, and three male individuals in trousers. The legs all walk from right to left on a thick orange line. Below the line is a central rectangle outlined in orange containing the names of twenty songs. To the left of the central rectangle are the words "Book by/ Flournoy/ Miller/ and/ Aubrey/ Lyle." To the right of the central rectangle are the words "Lyrics & Music by/ Noble/ Sissle/ and/ Eubie/ Blake." Below the central rectangle are the words "M. Witmark & Sons/ New York." To the right is symbol of a lyre within a circle enclosing the words "Operatic Edition." To the right is Rights and Reproductions warning in a rectangle "Theatrical and Music Hall Rights of these Songs/ are fully protected by Copyright and MUST not be/ used for public performance without permission." The Cover is singed in black and blue pen above the title.
Composed by
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983
Written by
Noble Sissle, American, 1889 - 1975
Date
1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (31.1 × 23.5 cm)
Type
songbooks
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Object number
2013.118.288
Title
Sheet music for the musical Shuffle Along
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Musical Theatre
Place printed
United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright 1921 by M. Witmark & Sons on arrangement