Everybody Works But Ma (She’s an Advocate of Woman’s Rights)

Title

Everybody Works But Ma (She’s an Advocate of Woman’s Rights)

Description

Ralph Heller Beittel (1884-1971) was an American composer. His early works were published under the pseudonym Grace Heller (his wife’s first name and his middle name). He self-published under his own company Columbia Music Co. Lyrics in this song include: “Have you heard why mother and father cant agree; poor old pa must stay at home while ma goes on a spree. She joined the woman’s movement, and wears a bloomer skirt; now father has to cook and do the work.”

Creator

Heller, Grace
Beittel, Ralph Heller (1884-1971)

Publisher

Columbia, Pennsylvania: Columbia Music Co.

Date

1913

Identifier

1913-02

Files

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Citation

Heller, Grace and Beittel, Ralph Heller (1884-1971) , “Everybody Works But Ma (She’s an Advocate of Woman’s Rights),” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed September 30, 2022, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/117.