Composer, lyricist, poet and the first woman to establish a music publishing firm in America, Carrie Jacobs Bond was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on August 11, 1862.
A distant cousin to John Howard Payne, composer of "Home, Sweet Home," Bond formed The Bond Shop in 1894 to publish her compositions, including the enduring standards “A Perfect Day”, “Just A-Wearyin’ For You”, “I Love You Truly”, “God Remembers When the World Forgets”, “I’ve Done My Work”, “His Lullaby”, “Roses Are in Bloom”, “A Little Pink Rose”, “A Little Bit O’ Honey” and “Because of the Light.”
In her early career, Bond appeared in vaudeville acts touring throughout the United States. In the 1905 she performed at the White House for President Teddy Roosevelt and during World War I, toured throughout Europe performing at US Army Camps.
In 1941, Bond was selected by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs as one of two composers representing progress of women during the first half of the century. She published an autobiography The Roads of Melody as well as a collection of poetry, The End of the Road.
Carrie Jacobs Bond died in Hollywood, California on December 28, 1946.