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My little sweetheart, May
Additional title: Down on the sands near the river, where all the leaves are aquiver. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Two little children were playing one day, alone on the sand near the river. [first line]
Spellan, Gertrude R. (Composer)
Spellan, Gertrude R. (Lyricist)
Titus, Lydia Yeamans (1866?-1929) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: San Francisco ; London
Publisher: Broder & Schlam ; Charles Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Written expressly for and sung with great success by Lydia Yeamans Titus.
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Lydia Yeamans Titus.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Gertrude R. Spellan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ba34b10-c590-012f-6b1f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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My little sweetheart, May