Irving Berlin (1888-1989) is one of this country’s most famous song writers. Among the best known of his thousands of pieces are God Bless America,White Christmas and Alexander’s Ragtime Band. (My favorite piece has always been Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning, which appeared in the 1943 movie This is the Army.) Russian Lullaby, which was published in 1927 is not one of his better known compositions but it still is fun to go through this sheet music. Written as a waltz for ukulele or banjulele banjo, the lyrics begin, “Where the dreamy Volga flows, there’s a lonely Russian rose…” Ah, well those were the good old days. Berlin had no musical education so that after writing the lyrics and coming up with a tune he would turn to arrangers for help. Russian Lullaby was arranged by May Singhi Breen. This piece of ephemera is in fine condition with slight smudging on the cover, handling creases and a small separation at the bottom of the cover’s crease.