"Hello" Sheet Music

"Hello" and Telephone Calls Seen on Sheet Music Covers

 

By Doug Boilesen 2021

The telephone and the phonograph have a close history including the use of "Hello." See Phonographia's Hello or Ahoy for more details. Click on any sheet music to see larger copy.

 

 

   

 

 

Earliest sheet music with Telephone on cover & 'Hello' lyrics inside

Kissing Papa through the Telephone, The W.F. Shaw, Co., 1889

Sheet music starts with 'bell ringing," a "Hello! hello! and then the opening lines of the song:

Papa's gone away to be gone all day, And he left me in my bed sleeping all alone.

Now his parting kiss, he'll be sure to miss, So I'll send it to him thro' the Telephone...

Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Ma Baby, T. B. Harms & Co., New York 1899

Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

Hello All right Good-bye Mr. Witmark & Sons, New York 1905

Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

 

Hello Hawaii How Are You Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York 1915

Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

Hello Wisconsin Kalmar, Puck and Abrahams, Consolidated, Inc., ©Canada, 1917 (Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

Hello America Hello McCarthy & Fisher Music Publ. (Inc), New York 1917

Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

 

Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land Waterson Berlin & Snyder, Co., New York City, 1918

(Courtesy Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins)

 

 

 

 

Hello Central, Give Me Heaven Calumet Music Co., Chicago, 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

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