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BILL NETTLES - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 279626

BILL NETTLES Seven bars of music from Why Do You Say We're Through, with a sales agreement signed by Nettles in black ink selling this song to country legend Jimmie Davis. Autograph musical manuscript signed "Bill Nettles" in black ink. 2 pages, 8¼x7, 1 sheet folded, on paper printed with musical bars.

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BILL NETTLES
Seven bars of music from Why Do You Say We're Through, with a sales agreement signed by Nettles in black ink selling this song to country legend Jimmie Davis.
Autograph musical manuscript signed "Bill Nettles" in black ink. 2 pages, 8¼x7, 1 sheet folded, on paper printed with musical bars. Titled: "Why do you say we're through". With seven bars of music handwritten in pencil in unknown hand. Sales agreement written in black ink in unknown hand, in full: "This is to certify that I do sel [sic] to Jimmie Davis for $4.00 this song. title. (Why do you say were [sic] through) with all the rights This is my own composition". DAVIS (1899-2000, born James Houston Davis in Quitman, Louisiana) was Governor of Louisiana from 1944 to 1948 and 1960 to 1964. He estimated that he wrote more than 400 songs, including It Makes No Difference Now and Sweethearts or Strangers, and recorded at least 52 albums. You Are My Sunshine, his first smash hit in the late 1930s, became a standard. In 1977, it became one of Louisiana's official state songs. NETTLES (1907-1967, born William F. Nettles in Natchitoches, Louisiana) was a country singer and songwriter from the 1930s to 1950s. Nettles, who was disabled while fighting in World War I, formed a number of bands based in Shreveport, Louisiana, including Bill Nettles and the Dixie Blues Boys. His songs include Have I Waited Too Long? (1943) and Hadacol Boogie (1949). Fragile. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Paper clip impression and rust stains touch musical bars. Show-through from agreement touches musical bars. Bottom left corner is torn. Neatly torn from notebook or pad at left edge. Folded once horizontally and thrice vertically. Light tear and nick at top edge along folds. Lightly discolored along folds. Otherwise in fine condition.

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