Happy Birthday Mister President, Happy Birthday to You

"I love you just like Lincoln loved the old red, white, and blue." Jean Schwartz.  New York, Harry Williams Music Co., 1914.

"I love you just like Lincoln loved the old red, white, and blue." Jean Schwartz. New York, Harry Williams Music Co., 1914.

We all can’t be Marilyn Monroe cooing a personal birthday greeting to the Commander-in-Chief. But this President’s Day weekend gives all Americans a chance to remember our iconic leaders and take advantage of holiday sales — and gives the Mid-Atlantic States more time to dig out from the record-breaking snowfall that brought the region to a standstill this week. Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The Music Division has in its collections a wealth of sheet music devoted to the Great Emancipator, including dance numbers like “Honest Old Abe’s Quick Step,” and the “Lincoln schottisch“; and songs of mourning for the fallen leader, such as “The Nation in tears!” and more than a dozen varieties of “Funeral march.”  See also the American Memory presentation, “We’ll Sing to Abe Our Song!”: Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.”

3 Comments

  1. Korosh Ghalami
    February 13, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Dear The President United States of America:Barack Obama

    I’m Korosh Ghalami. I want to say happy president day to you. Thank you very much.

    Sincerely: Korosh

  2. Ibrahim Bustami
    February 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MR. PRESIDENT

  3. Ibrahim Bustami
    February 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

    IF YOU STILL THE AMERICANS MIND IT’S THE TIME TO STAND TOGETHER TO RUN OUT SAFELY FROM THE STORM OF ECONOMY. WILL AMERICANS REMEMBER YOUR ACTIONS TO BRING THEM ALL COLORS TO BE ONE PART IN BUILDING GREAT NATION.

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