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Additional title: If you love me, if you love me, speak and say I do not love in vain [First line of chorus]
Additional title: If your heart would only beat for me what more could I ask in all this life? [First line of song]
Brown, Raymond A. (Lyricist)
Penn, William H. (Composer)
Simpson, Cheridah (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: [New York]
Publisher: Sol Bloom
Library locations
Music Division
Unrequited love
Sheet music
Content: On cover: as sung by Miss Cheridan Simpson.
Content: Music supplement to the New York Journal and Advertiser, March 10, 1901, pp. 5-8.
Content: Inset of photograph of Cheridan Simpson on cover.
Statement of responsibility: words by Raymond A. Browne ; music by William H. Penn.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9011dc0-c594-012f-b155-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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