Irving Berlin had advanced quite a bit in the ten years
that had elapsed between his publiation of Everybody's Doin' It Now and
1921, when the sheet music for Don't Bring Me Posies came out. In
fact, he was now Irving Berlin, Inc., Music Publishers!
We are happy to offer the original sheet music of Don't
Bring Me Posies for download as a PDF file. The download
includes the colorful original cover, and the price is $3.50. Charge
it to your credit card or PayPal account.
Note that the cover of the sheet music portrays a
singer wearing blackface. While that would be unacceptable today,
a century ago it was not uncommon for singers (both black and white) to
affect blackface makeup. In another cultural change, the theme of the
song is "stage door johnnies" pursuing a chorus girl. Whether a
popular song appealing to all ages dealing with such obvious sexism
would be acceptable today is a question to ponder.
We were able to find you a piano roll version of this
one on YouTube -- it should give you a sense of what it sounds like when
you tickle the ivories yourself!!