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[Sheet Music] Eddie Cantor - When I'm the President


USD $75

Eddie Cantor [1892 - 1964], born Isidore Itzkowitz, was an American performer on Broadway, radio, television and more. Known for many things, some of his songs include If You Knew Susie, Makin' Whoopie, the Merrie Melodies Warner Bros. cartoon theme and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He is also well known for his work with the March of Dimes and as a politically active Democrat.


Published in 1932 was one of his books, titled Your Next President. Much less known is this sheet music, not seen in the trade and with but six copies located in institutions (by OCLC, 8/20). Youtube offers a few verses on audio from the 1953 "The Eddie Cantor Story" at


The caricatures and verses are both quite satirical, and they take on Congress, Dawes (Charles G., first Director of the Bureau of the Budget and Mister Mellon (Andrew, Secretary of the Treasury), among others. The 1932 election took place during the Depression. Dawes and Mellon were both retired from their positions when the Democrats won.


Lewis, Al (Verses); Al Sherman (Music); Harold Potter (Piano Score); Pud Lane (caricatures). [Politics] [Sheet Music] [Eddie Cantor] WHEN I'M THE PRESIDENT (We Want Cantor). New York City, N.Y.: Mack Start Music Co., (1932). "My official campaign song .. Eddie Cantor" (front cover). Orange stapled wraps, front cover with portrait of Cantor by Mitchell surrounded by caricatures by Pud [Lane]. First page offers an Interview with Eddie Cantor, followed by two pages of musical score, 11 pages of additional verses in text with Pud Lane illustrations, last page with text of ten additional verses. . 9-1/4" x 12-1/4"; [15] pp. Very Good condition.


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