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I hear America singing a nostalgic tour of popular sheet music by Lynn Wenzel

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Music title pages -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementLynn Wenzel & Carol J. Binkowski.
ContributionsBinkowski, Carol J.
LC ClassificationsML3477 .W46 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2059143M
ISBN 100517569671
LC Control Number88038393

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