[Manuscript Song]: Mary Ellin Barrett

Price: $6,500.00

Unbound. One partially printed bi-folium (one leaf folded to make four pages). The single fold is neatly reinforced with tape, else very good or better. Printed with staves, music has been filled in with pencil on two facing pages, and Berlin has captioned the song, filled in the lyrics (intended for his granddaughter, Mary Ellin Barrett of the title), and has Inscribed it at the bottom of the left-hand page: "For Mary Ellin - With love from Grandpa. 1974." Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mary Ellin Barrett, and a photocopy of a newspaper article about Barrett and her relationship with her grandfather. Berlin famously could not write or read musical notation, so we cannot confirm in whose hand the music is written, however, the lyrics are clearly in Berlin's hand.

Item #393396

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[Manuscript Song]: Mary Ellin Barrett. Irving BERLIN.
[Manuscript Song]: Mary Ellin Barrett
[Manuscript Song]: Mary Ellin Barrett