Sometimes a collector finds interesting links across time. This is a piece of sheet music which was published by the prominent New York based music producers Leo Feist in 1913. The song “He’s on a boat that sailed last Wednesday” appears to have specifically commissioned by the Cunard Steamship Company to promote R.M.S. Mauretania. By the beginning of the First World War, Leo Feist were one of the seven largest music firms in the world and part of New York’s famous “Tin Pan Alley” collection of music producers and songwriters who dominated the popular music scene from the 1880s until the late 1930s.