Eddie Morris Sheet Music and Photographs


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Sheet Music

Photographs and Personal Papers and Objects

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Collection Overview

Title: Eddie Morris Sheet Music and Photographs, 1889-1954Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/161

Primary Creator: Morris, Eddie (1887-1932)

Extent: 0.75 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Sheet music, and Series 2, Photographs and Personal Papers and Objects. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by song title; Series 2 is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by subject.

Date Acquired: 05/15/2018

Subjects: Music, Music - United States, Photographs, Vocal music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of sheet music and photographs documenting Eddie Morris' acting career and the performers who worked with him between 1902 and 1932.

Biographical Note

Eddie Morris (1887-1932)  was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Morris, and his father was a well known tailor to the Decatur community.  Eddie had a fascination for the theatrical stage as a young boy, and his ability to mimic personalities made him a popular entertainer for the local community.  When he was old enough to work he took a position with the Decatur Powers Opera house and was given the position of treasurer.  He later worked for the H. I. Baldwin Grain and Commission company, and in 1907 went to Philadelphia as the private secretary to the president of the Economic Life Insurance Company.  With this experience and his love of the stage he took a position as secretary for Henry W. Savage, who at the time, was the leading theatrical producer in New York City.  Eddie's talent was soon recognized and he was give a part in George Ade's "College Widow," and his theatrical career matured in major parts in Frohman's "Arcadians," Klaw and Erlanger's "Pink Lady," "The Little Cafe," and many other productions.  In 1915 he travelled to England where he worked on two motion pictures.  As a travelling actor he toured much of the eastern United States, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, and South Africa.  After returning to the United States after World War I he settled in California with his wife, daughter, and mother.

Subject/Index Terms

Music - United States
Vocal music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: James Page

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Sheet Music, 1889-1954],
[Series 2: Photographs and Personal Papers and Objects, ca. 1902-1925],

Series 1: Sheet Music, 1889-1954Add to your cart.
Series 1 consists of published sheet music that would have been used by Morris, from a variety of genres, including minstrel songs, patriotic and war music, showtunes, and other popular songs. Pieces are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "All To the Merry" - "Hawaiian Dreams", 1900-1954Add to your cart.
"All to the Merry," Malle Little and Louis Pritzkow (Amerian Advance Music Co., New York, NY, 1904). "American Navy." W.A. White, (T.B. Harms, New York, NY, 1908). "American Soldier, The," Arthur S. Josselyn (Alpha Musc Co., Providence, RI, 1902). "Anvil Chorus," arr. by Theodore Krausse (Eclipse Publishing Co.,1907). "Arrah Go On, I'm Gonna Go Back To Oregon," Bert Grant, lyrics  by Joe Young and Sam Lewis (Waterson Berlin and Synder Co., 1916).  "Arminta," Michael B. Garrett (Sol Bloom, Chicago, IL, 1907). "An Armstrong's Quaker Rug in Every Home," (Armstrong Cork Co., 1930). "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," John S. Fearis, lyrics by Jessie Brown Pounds, (Edward Schubert & Co., New York, NY, 1954). "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," Stevenson, lyrics by Thomas Moore (DeLuxe Music Co., New York, NY,, undated). "Boat Song," Louis Tocaben, lyrics by George Cooper (American Advance Music Co., New York, NY, 1905). "Can You Take Wild Wimmen," Harry Von Tilzer, lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling (Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1918). "Check Your Baggage to Love-Land," Lucien Denni, lyrics by George Bowles (Buck and Lowney, St. Louis, MO, 1913). "Christmas Hymn," Nicholas II (W.R. Hearst , 1903). College Songs No. 3 (Academic Music Co.,1907). "Dixie's Land," F.W. Meacham (De Luxe Music Co., New York, NY, 1911). "Doan Give Me No Golden Harp,"  Chas Gilbert and E.W. Dustin (Thiebes-Stierln Music Co., St Louis, MO, 1908). "Dreams of the Past," J.W. Turner (Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, 1900). Famous Duets for Violin & Piano, Vol. II (Academic Music Co., 1912). Feist Dance Folio, Vol. III (Leo Feist Inc., New York, NY, 1922). "Flowerland," W.C. Powell (W.C. Polla & Co., New York, NY, 1915). "Garland of Old Fashioned Roses," E. Clinton Keithley, lyrics by Charles H. Musgrove (Forster-Music Publisher, Chicago, IL, 1911). "Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France," Billy Baskette, lyrics by C.Francis Reisner and Benny Davis (Leo Feist Inc., Nw York, NY, 1917). "Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You," Ernest R. Ball, lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan (M. Witmark & Sons, New York, NY, 1916). "Good Fellow Gal,," Alex Gerber, lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan (M. Witmark & Sons, New York, NY, 1921).  "Green Grass Grew All Around, The," Harry Von Tilzer, lyrics by William Jerome (Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1912). "Hawaiian Dreams," Herbert B. Marple (Charles N. Daniels, San Francisco, CA, 1916).
Folder 2: "Honey Girl" - "Pure As Snow", 1901-1944Add to your cart.
"Honey Girl," George Botsford, lyrics by Jean Havez (Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, NY, 1911). "Honolulu Eyes," Violinsky, lyrics by Howard Johnson (Leo Feist, New York, NY, 1920). "If You Forget," Clara Schleiffarth, lyrics by F.E. Weatherly (Sol Bloom, Chicago, IL, 1909. "I Hear You Calling Me, Tennessee," Ray Russell, lyrics by Powell L. Ford (Cosmopolitan Music Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1914). "I'll Sit Right On the Moon," Jimmie V. Monaco (Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1912). "I'm All Bound 'Round With the Mason DIxon Line," Jean Schwartz, lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young (Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, NY. 1917). "I'm a Long Way From Tipperary," Ernie Erdman, lyrics by Roger Lewis (Will Rossiter, Chicago, IL, 1914). "I'm On My Way to Dublin Bay," Stanley Murphy (Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, NY, 1915). "In Blinky Winky Chinky Chinatown," Jean Schwartz, lyrics by William Jerome (Watersin, Berlin & Snyder Co.,New York, NY, 1915). "In the Country," Paul Hiller (De Luxe Music Co., New York, NY, undated). "In the Harbor of Home Sweet Home," A.J. Holmes, lyrics by C.M. Denison (Holmes Music Co., Middletown, NY, 1910). "In the Hayloft," John Mokrejs (Clayton F. Sumy Co., Chicago, IL, 1908). "I Wish I Was in the Land of Cotton Now," George W. Mayer, lyrics by Howard Johnson & Charles McCarron (Leo Feist, New York, NY, 1918). "It's a Hundred to One," L. Wolfe Gilbert and Carey Morgan (Gilbert & Friedland Inc., New York, NY, 1917). "I've Found the Girl That I've Been Looking For," Raymond Hubbell, lyrics by R.H. Burnside (Francis, Day & Hunter, New York, NY, 1919). "Joe Turner Blues," W.C. Handy (Pace & Handy Music Co., Memphis, TN, 1915). "Johnny Zero," Vee Lawnhurst, lyrics by Mack David (Santly-Joy, Inc., New York, NY, 1943). "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight," M.K. Jerome, lyriics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young (Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 1918). "K-K-K-Katy," Geoffrey O'Hara (Leo Feist, Inc., New York, NY, 1918). "Let's Make Love While the Moon Shines," Harris and Robinson (Will Rossiter, Chicago, IL, 1911). "Liberty Bell," Halsey K. Mohr, lyrics by Joe Goodwin (Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1917). "Little Fairy," L. Streabbog (De Luxe Music Co., New York, NY, undated). "Melody Girl," Ormond T. Greenland  and Jirah D. Buck (Baldwin Piano Co., Cincinnati, OH, 1922). "Memories," Egbert Van Alstyne, lyrics by Gustave Kahn (Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, NY,1915) "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," Vic Mizzy, lyrics by Mann Curtis (Santly-Joy, Inc., New York, NY, 1944). "My Own Iona," Anatol Friedland and Carey Morgan, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert (Joseph W.Stern & Co., New York, NY, 1916). "My Magnolia Maid," H.T. McConnell, lyrics by Robert B. Smith (Sol Bloom, Chicago, IL, 1901). "Oh You La La," Lew Brown, Ed Moran and Harry Tush (Broadway Music Corp., New York, NY, 1918). "Old Black Joe," Stephen Foster (De Luxe Music Co., New York, NY, undated). 'On a Good Old Time Straw Ride," George Christie, lyrics by Dave Reed (M. Witmark & Sons, New York, NY, 1912). "One Wonderful Night," Clarence M. Jones, lyrics by E. Clinton Keithley and Joe Lyons (Frank K. Root & Co., Chicago, IL, 1914). "Only a Rosebud that She Wore in Her Hair," page 6 only, information incomplete. "On the Blue Hlls of New England, Far Away," John C. Rundback (American Advance Music Co., 1906). "Over There," George M. Cohan (William Jerome Publishing Corp., New York, NY, 1917). "Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down in Dear Old Dixieland," Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (Waterson, Berlin & Smyder Co., New ork, NY, 1922). "Pure As Snow," Gustave Lang (De Luxe Music Co., New York, NY, undated).
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Folder 11: "Radcliffe March" - "With Light Hearts", 1889-1928Add to your cart.
"Radcliffe March," Henry Dellafield, lyrics by Esther Frank (Boston: Henry Dellafield, 1911). "Rustic Dance," P. A. Schnecker (Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1902). "Send Me a Picture of Baby," Archie Gottler, lyrics by Budd Green (New York: Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Co., 1918). "She Is the Sunshine of Virginia," Harry Carroll, lyrics by Ballard Macdonald (New York: Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co., 1915). "She's Dancing Her Heart Away," Kerry Mills, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert (New York: F.A. Mills, 1914). "She's the Daughter of Mother Machree," Ernest R. Ball, lyrics by Jeff. T. Nenarb (New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1915). "Slumber on Kentucky Babe," J. Edwin Allemong, lyrics by Harold Freeman (Roanoke, VA: Imperial Music Co., 1918). "Somewhere this Summer with You," Chris Schjonberg (Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1911). Songs and Stories: "The Broken Wedding Ring," W.R. Williams, lyrics by Sidney Warren Mace; "This Summer's Summer Girl," Chas. B. Brown, lyrics by W.R. Williams; "A Picture of My Daddy when a Boy," Dan W. Quinn, arr. by Otto Bonnell (Chicago: Will Rossiter, undated). Song Hits of the Day: "Dear Old Fashioned Mother," Leo Friedman, lyrics by Maude Ellingham; "Broken Blossoms," Edward Hutchinson, lyrics by Richard T. Carroll; "Whittling," Ed. W. Rowland, lyrics by Lem B. Parker; "Songs my Mother Sang to Me," Glen Snelgrove, lyrics by Thomas McNally; "Come Right Back to Me," Archie Gottler, lyrics by Howard Johnson (Chicago: Ted Browne Music Co., 1920). "Spooks of the Forest," Henry Dellafield (Boston: Bach Music Co., 1912). "Stay Down Here Where You Belong," Irving Berlin (New York: Waterson, Berlin, Snyder Co., 1914). "Sunshine Bay," Stanley Murrary, lyrics by George A. Little (New York: Tell Taylor, 1913). "Sweetheart of All My Dreams," Art Fitch, Kay Fitch, and Bert Lowe (New York: Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 1928). "Sweethearts of Boyhood Days," Joseph E. Howard, lyrics by W.M. Hough and Frank R. Adams (Chicago: Chicago Sunday American, 1906), first page only. "Teasin'," Bob Carleton, J. Brandon Walsh, and Paul Biese (New York: Broadway Music Corporation, 1922). "That Little Bit of Heaven," Anonymous, for The Monitor Family (The Monitor Family, 1919). "That's the American Plan," Ernest Breuer, lyrics by Nelson Irwin (Chicago: La Salle Music Publishers, 1916). "There's a Mother Old and Gray Who Needs Me Now," Geo. H. Diamond (New York: Harold Rossiter Music Company, 1911). "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," Harry Carroll, lyrics by Ballard Macdonald (New York: Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co., 1913). "They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'," Cy. Perkins, lyrics by Webb Moungst (New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1911). "They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me," Fred Fisher, lyrics by Joe McCarthy (New York: McCarthy and Fisher, Inc., 1917). "Three Wonderful Letters from Home," James F. Hanley, lyrics by Joe Goodwin and Ballard Macdonald (New York: Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co., 1918). "Till We Meet Again," Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Raymond B. Egan (New York: Jerome H. Remick and Co., 1918). "Uncle Tom's Cabin," William H. Kibble (New York: Harold Rossiter Music Co., undated), cover only. The Victory Dance Folio, No. 2: "Arcadia," Mabel McKinley, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "Hyomo," Abe Holzmann, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "When the Golden Sunset fades beyond the Hills," J. Mittenthal, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "Can't You See I'm Lonely," Harry Armstrong, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "In Starlight," Robert A. King, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "Get the Money!," Nathan Bivins, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "When We Were Boys," Andrew B. Sterling, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "Eat, Drink and be Merry," Geo. R. Wilson, arr. by Meacham; "Eddie, Eddie, Oh!," Joel P. Corin, arr. by F.W. Meacham; "Yankee Grit," Abe Holzmann, arr. by F.W. Meacham (New York: Leo Feist, 1906). "When I Lost You," Irving Berlin (New York: Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Co., 1912). "When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in France," Harry C. Elsesser and J. Edwin Allemong, lyrics by Harold Freeman (Roanoke, VA: Imperial Musical Company, 1918). "When You and I Were Young, Maggie," J.A. Butterfield, lyrics by Geo. W. JOhnson, arr. by Rudolf Thaler (Philadelphia, PA: The Eclipse Publishing Co., 1910). "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose," Percy Wenrich, lyrics by Jack Mahoney (New York: Leo Feist Inc., 1914). "Where Do We Go from Here," Percy Wenrich, lyrics by Howard Johnson (New York: Leo. Feist Inc., 1917). "Where the River Shannon Flows," James I. Russell (New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1905). "Why Do You Make Me Want You?," W.C. Powell, lyrics by Will D. Cobb (New York: W.C. Polla and Co. Inc., 1905). "With Light Hearts," F. Addison Porter (New York: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1889).

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