The dimple in her chin

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The dimple in her chin
Additional title: My love is a brown eyed maid, with hair fo golden chestnut hue. [first line]
Additional title: Oh! that wicked roguish dimple in my darling lassie's chin. [first line of chorus]
McHenry, Nellie (1852 or 3-1935) (Singer)
Maggio, Vincent (Composer)
Maggio, Vincent (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Copyright Date: 1897
Date Issued: 1899
Place: [s.n.]
Publisher: Vicent Maggio
Library locations
Music Division
Marriage proposals
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Sung by the charming comedienne jolly Nellie McHenry. Cover includes photograph of Nellie McHenry.
Content: Printed as a musical supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser, Jan. 22, 1899.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at top right margin: W. H. Leonard, news dealer and stationer, 91 Congress St., Troy, N.Y.
Content: Summary: The narrator is entranced by many physical attributes of his girlfriend, but the dimple in her chin is the one he finds most attractive; when he asked her to marry it was the dimple that first revealed her affirmative answer.
Statement of responsibility: composed by Vincent Maggio.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff22d650-c591-012f-2b1a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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The dimple in her chin