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On the Briny (oh! what a nasty feeling)

Date: c 1912
Overall: 361 x 265 mm, 2 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Sheet music
Object No: 00029048
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    This sheet music for the nautical intermezzo two step 'On the Briny (oh! what a nasty feeling)' features music by American composer Louis L Howarde, who also composed the patriotic march song 'The Sons of Uncle Sam' to celebrate the cruise of the Great White Fleet in 1908.
    SignificanceNautical sheet music is often commemorative in nature, composed to mark the launching of a ship or celebrate an event. 'On the Briny' is a humorous composition on the perils of sea sickness, rather than a commemorative piece. Composed by an American, it attests to the presence of American popular music in the Australian music market around 1912.
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