Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you)

Title

Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you)

Subject

Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- Songs and music.
Feminist music -- United States.
California -- Songs and music.
Women -- Suffrage.

Description

On September 30, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. Sterling wrote this song to remind President Wilson of the people of California who helped him secure his presidency. The chorus states, “And Don’t forget ‘twas votes for women help to win the vict’ry too / For when the tide was turning fast against you, / She made your dream come true.”

Creator

Sterling, Andrew B.
Keiser, Robert A.

Publisher

New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Music Publishers

Date

[1916]

Format

Musical score

Language

English

Identifier

1916-02

Files

crew_s_1916_2.jpg

Citation

Sterling, Andrew B. and Keiser, Robert A. , “Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you),” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed September 30, 2022, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/139.