A vintage popular song, this is “I Don’t Want to Set The World on Fire.” Published by Cherio Music Publishers Inc., Broadway, New York, it measures 9 x 12 inches with three pages and has a photo of Tommy Tucker on the cover. It’s in very good used condition.
“I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire” a love song from 1941 with words and music by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjemen and Eddie Durham. A photo insert of Tommy Tucker dominates the cover. The cover art of cupid standing on top of the world with lovers in his torch’s flame was done by Albert Wilfred Barbelle. Barbelle was an American artist known for his cover art for the sheet music of Tin Pan Alley. Barbelle’s career spanned over forty years, his works were very versatile as it included various subjects and styles. While Barbelle’s works included enhancing photographic subjects, fantasy creations, and silhouettes, his main subjects were women. He was very conscious of style, fashion, and color; he kept his works contemporary as possible, and he used more subtle color than others in the field. Although he used subtle colors, he used the colors to highlight an element in a picture. Today, many libraries hold sheet music with his designs.
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