Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)
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Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight For Her Daddy Over There
"Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)"
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Sheet music cover
Song
Published1918
M.K. Jerome
Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) is a 1918 song composed by M.K. Jerome, with lyrics written by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.[1] The song was performed by Henry Burr and reached number one on the top 100 US songs of 1918.[2] Burr's recording sold a million copies in sheet music and sales.[3]

The 1918 publication of this song features a cover illustration by Albert Barbelle, of a young girl praying, while she kneels on her bed.[4]

Recordings and commercial success

Prince's Orchestra,[5]Edna White's Trumpet Quartet and Charles Hart also had successful recordings of the song in 1918.[6]

Due to its popularity at the time, it was heavily reprinted in the United States. A French edition was issued by Editions Francis Salabert.[5]

Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1955[7] for use on his radio show and it was subsequently included in the box set The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings (1954-56) issued by Mosaic Records (catalog MD7-245) in 2009.[8]

References

  1. ^ Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music. 1. McFarland. pp. 326-327. ISBN 0786427981. OCLC 0786427981.
  2. ^ "Just A Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)". MusicVF.com. VF Entertainment. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). Barrie and Jenkins. p. 11. ISBN 9780214204807.
  4. ^ Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music. 1. McFarland. p. 327. ISBN 9780786427994.
  5. ^ a b Paas, John Roger (2014). America Sings of War: American Sheet Music from World War I. Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 150, ISBN 9783447102780
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 534. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  7. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2017.

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