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Title Country Gardens
Dates of Creation 1919
Scope & Content "Country Gardens," sheet music by Cecil J. Sharp, published by Perry Grainger, Inc. of New York. “Country Gardens” is one of the many English folk tunes that was collected and notated by British folk tune revivalist, Cecil J. Sharp.
Australian-born composer Percy Grainger arranged the tune for piano in 1918 as a birthday gift for his mother, Rose. At the ending of a concert in 1918, he played this arrangement, and the audience was so pleased with it that Grainger decided to have it published. “Country Gardens” broke all selling records; in the U.S. more than 40.000 copies a year were sold. Grainger eventually hated the piece, because he was always associated with it.
American singer Jimmie Rodgers has recorded a well-known version of the tune.

Year Range from 1919.0
Year Range to 1919.0
Subjects Music sheet covers
Sheet music covers
British Folk Music settings
People Grainger, Percy
Sharp, Cecil
Collection History Museum Music Collection
Imagefile 016\20063242.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Music, Sheet
Catalog Number 2006.32.42
Extent of Description 1-sheet music, 9" x 12"