Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Long Boy

E. M. Sanchez Saavedra unearthed this gem by Gaar Williams amidst a batch of WWI sheet music. Williams and his colleagues at the Indianapolis News created a memorable patriotic humorous song whose refrain entered the popular consciousness.

To hear the song, go to:

For a bio of Bill Herschell, see:

also see:

This last one has a great pencil drawing of Williams on the cover (in the PDF format download from "See Other Formats") plus some facsimiles.

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