Irving Berlin, composer of such classics as God Bless America and White Christmas, was born on May 11, 1888.

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Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989) Composer. Coming from very humble beginnings, he penned some of the greatest and most memorable songs in American history. From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "God Bless America" to "White Christmas," he left a legacy of music.

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"God Bless America" By Irving Berlin. Irving Berlin Inc. Music Publishers. NYC, 1939. From the Popular American Sheet Music Collection, Department of Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library.

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Irving Berlin and Al Jolson golfing 1929 Cool Irving Berlin fact: Refusing to make money off his deep-seated patriotism, Berlin donated all the royalties from "God Bless America" (just another little ditty he penned) to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls

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Irving Berlin 1888 –1989 Irving Berlin has had a greater influence upon American music than any other one man. He was Russian born and came to America with his family when he was a young boy. During his career he wrote an estimated 1,500 songs and was a legend by the time he turned 30. He went on to write the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films.

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Free Sheet Music for Blue Skies by Irving Berlin. Enjoy!

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Song Putting On The Ritz by Irving Berlin, with lyrics for vocal performance and accompaniment chords for Ukulele, Guitar Banjo etc.

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