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JEROME KERN AND JOHNNY MERCER!<BR>Original US Copyright Certificate for 1942 Coauthored Composition!<BR>One of a Kind and Historic Document! (Not Signed)<br>SOLD!!

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The song copyrighted here, "(Doing the) Shorty George" is significant only for bringing together two of America's most prolific and talented songwriters, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer. The combined work of these two men constitute a rather large chunk of the American standards catalog.

Here is an opportunity to own a truly unique piece of American music history. Although this document is not signed (the signed copy stays at the Library of Congress) it is an original one of a kind US Copyright Certificate once in the possession of Kern himself (it is addressed to him). It is a true museum piece in excellent condition. PLEASE click on the above image for a VERY LARGE representation of this beautiful document.

Once again, please be clear that this document is not signed by Kern or Mercer but does bear the impressed seal of the US Copyright office (see close up image to see the seal). It is the ORIGINAL copyright certificate sent to Jerome Kern's home in 1942.

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