"Merry-Go-Round-Waltz," 1949

Summary

Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians gained international success through their prolific recordings produced between 1927 and 1952. Lombardo, a Canadian-American of Italian descent, was one of several bandleaders whose dance bands performed this waltz. By the time it was released in 1949, merry-go-rounds were a nostalgic throwback to an earlier time when adults--rather than children--enjoyed riding them.

Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians gained international success through their prolific recordings produced between 1927 and 1952. Lombardo, a Canadian-American of Italian descent, was one of several bandleaders whose dance bands performed this waltz. By the time it was released in 1949, merry-go-rounds were a nostalgic throwback to an earlier time when adults--rather than children--enjoyed riding them.

Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1949

Creators

Kennedy, Jimmy, 1902-1984 

Finn, Arthur 

Mooney, Art, 1911-1993 

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Music and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and Arthur Finn, sung by Art Mooney and published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Music Sheet Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

88.334.44

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored
Red

Dimensions

Height: 12.063 in

Width: 8.938 in

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