[Sheet music] I'm Twenty-one To-day

Accession Number RC10990.023
Collection number Sheet Music Collection 505
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 18 cm x 23 cm
Object type Sheet Music
Maker Kendal, Alec
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1930
Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use. Attached digital images provided for personal non-commercial use

Sheet music for the popular song 'I'm twenty one today" by Alec Kendal. The sheet music is part of the anthology titled 'Songs that Won the War' that was published in 1930. The song itself was first published in 1911.

The lyrics of this song discuss the coming of age of a man who has turned 21 and just finished university. The words have a humorous slant to them as the narrator discusses what he is going to do now that he 'has the key to the door'.

Alexander Burns Thomson used the pseudonym of Alec Kendall and was a composer from Liverpool, England. His daughter was also a performer.

Towards the bottom of this page is a sound recording of this sheet music, or a parody, that was created as part of the Music and the First World War project. More information about this recording, including names of the performers, can be found on the catalogue record for the sound recording. A link to the catalogue record for the sound recording can be found at the bottom of this page, under the heading ‘Related objects’ where it can be identified with the prefix [sound recording].