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Sweetheart of mine
Additional title: Let me tell the story of a day gone by. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sweetheart of mine, we parted once in anger. [first line of chorus]
Augustine, Dave (Composer)
Augustine, Dave (Lyricist)
Simpson, Cheridah (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: Chicago
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Library locations
Music Division
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content : Cover design includes a photograph of Cheridah Simpson.

Content : Summary: The narrator tells of his girlfriend and how they loved each other until they had a quarrel; now he holds a faded picture of her, because when he went to reconcile she had died; the refrain foreshadows that when the narrator dies they will be reunited in love.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Dave Augustine.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: aaf46160-c595-012f-5235-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweetheart of mine" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweetheart of mine" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 13, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Sweetheart of mine