[Beer Music] Von Tilzer, Harry & Sterling, Andrew B.
Under the Annheuser Bush
New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.. 1903.
Sheet music, 13 1/2 x 10 3/4. 1903. 5 pp. Edges a little worn, lightly creased, period pen initials on inset photo, overall good.
"Under the Anheuser Bush" was a popular beer garden song commissioned by the Anheuser-Busch brewing company in 1903. With music by Harry Von Tilzer and words by Andrew B. Sterling, the title contains a pun on the Old German toponym Busch. Published by the Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., it followed on the success of Von Tilzer's 1902 beer garden composition, "Down Where The Wurzburger Flows." Popular recordings were made by Billy Murray (1904), and as a duet by Collins and Harlan (1905). In the MGM movie Meet Me in St. Louis, set in 1903, the orchestra at the Christmas dance plays an instrumental version.