Manila, Philippines: Sugar News Press, 1927. First printing. Hardcover. A copy of song lyrics, owned and no doubt bound by Arcadi Gluckman [1896 - 1983], United States Army with his bookplate on the inside cover, his chop on the title page as well as his tooled name at the spine base.
Full of song lyrics 4 to a page, including 'I'm forever blowing bubbles', 'I'm on My Way to Mandalay', 'The Wearing of the Green', and many more. Loosely inserted are 3 pages of typescript songs "Who, Indeed? " a song with the refrain "'twas Woodrow!" after each verse. This is a caustic criticism of President Wilson, in 16 stanzas. The second song untitled with a refrain "...High Barbbaree", third song with the refrain "wild Missour-i" and "we learned this song from Tommy Tompkins etc." at the bottom of the page. Additionally a printed clipping of a song " Bucking and Gagging" written by an Englishman during the Mexican War and published in 1853. There is also a trimmed 4pp song sheet for 'Christopher Columbo' that has a portion of the front page torn away.
Arcadi Gluckman fought in both W.W.I and W.W.II, and was awarded the Silver Star. "First Lieutenant Gluckman distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on 18 July 1918, near Troesnes, France."
Tall oblong, 10 1/4 x 4 1/4", 3/4 brown leather and green cloth, title in gilt on spine. 112pp including 12pp of advertisements for Manila businesses. OCLC erroneously records 114pp half leather and buckram boards, marbled endpaper, OCLC: 1244810141. One copy at West Point. Very good condition. Item #27535