Hurry Back to My Bamboo Shack

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Title

Hurry Back to My Bamboo Shack

Subject

A love song of a geisha longing for her sailor man.

Description

Voice and piano music sheet

Creator

Irving Berlin (Composer and Lyricist)

Publisher

Waterson Berlin & Snyder Co. Music Publishers

Date

1916

Contributor

Arvin Halim

Rights

Copyright MCMXVI by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. International Copyright Secured.

Language

English

Type

Sheet Music

Sheet Music Item Type Metadata

Pages

6

Condition

Well preserved, minimal wear

Physical Dimensions

Approximately [9" x 12"]

Instrumentation

Piano, Voice

Graphic Description

A "Hurry back to my bamboo shack" titled cover with a blue, orange color scheme , bamboo bordered drawing of a geisha girl wearing a traditional kimono with fan hanging on her wrist. She is overlooking the sea containing seagulls and a battleship in the distance with a smoke trail. There's an ornate bird on the top left corner of the picture. In the background drawing there's a cherry blossom tree and a flying insect, with the name of the composer, music publisher and illustrator on the bottom of the cover. There's also a hand writing of a name " Lou P Oliver".

Inside contains staff for voice and piano. The lyrics contains two verses and a chorus.

On the back side there's blue and white ink drawing of a painter sitting on a hanging board, seemingly talking to another man smoking a pipe, promoting another sheet music "If I Knock the "L" out of Kelly 'It Would Still be Kelly to Me'", Margaret Farrell's sensational song hit in "Step This Way". This music is composed by Bert Grant, with words by Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young, and is published by the same company as the music sheet.

Lyricist

Irving Berlin

Composer

Irving Berlin

Illustrator

Al Barbelle

Audio Recording Note

Audio from YouTube (sung by tenor Henry Burr on May 19, 1916). Secondary audio source also available from Library of Congress (sung by soprano Olive Kline on June 5, 1916). Duration of 3:18 min.

Audio Recording URL

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz364QDHGVQ), Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/4555/)

Accession Number

1780

Date Published

1916

Genres

Popular, Ethnic

Place Published

Strand Theater Bldg. Broadway at 47th St. NEW YORK

Printed Text Language

English

Files

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Citation

Irving Berlin (Composer and Lyricist), “Hurry Back to My Bamboo Shack,” ReEnvisioning Japan, accessed November 14, 2018, https://rej.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/5549.