Original 1911 Sheet Music for “The Base Ball Glide.
Lot 462. Original 1911 Sheet Music for “The Base Ball Glide. Harry Von Tilzer, who wrote the music for “A Bird in a Gilded Cage,” “Wait ‘Til the Sun Shines Nellie” and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” also provided the music for “The Base Ball Glide.” Andrew B. Sterling, lyricist for “Meet Me in St. Louis” and Von Tilzer’s “Nellie,” wrote the lyrics. The sheet music shows some minor creasing and a light stain near the spine of the inside pages. “St. Claire” is barely noticeable in light pencil on the front cover. The spine is nicely intact. On the cover a man and woman dance within a baseball diamond on a light green background; she stands on a baseball. The title is in large red letters outlined in black. Coupled with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” sheet music, this artwork would make an excellent contribution to a great display. Winning Bid $20.