Henry Blossom

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Henry Martyn Blossom (May 10, 1866 – March 23, 1919) was a playwright and lyricist. He was the lyricist for several Victor Herbert musicals, including his first Broadway musical project -The Yankee Consul (1904), Mlle. Modiste (1905), The Red Mill (1906), Eileen (1917), and Kiss Me Again (film version of Mlle. Modeste, 1931).[1] He also wrote "When Uncle Sam is Ruler of the Sea" with Victor Herbert in 1916, "It's Not the Uniform That Makes the Man" with A. Baldwin Sloane in 1917 and "I Want to Go Back to the War" with Percival Knight (music was by Raymond Hubbell) in 1919.[2]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri,[1] he teamed with Victor Herbert on several popular operettas.

Blossom was also involved with several shows that failed to reach Broadway.[1] He died from pneumonia in New York City at the age of 53.


  1. ^ a b c "Henry Blossom | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  2. ^ Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music - Volume 1. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 260, 319, 785. ISBN 0-7864-2798-1. 

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