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Title
Don't give up the old love for the new
Additional title: Don't give up the old love for the new. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Jim and Nell were sweethearts ever since they went to school. [first line]
Names
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Composer)
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Separation (Psychology)
Reconciliation
Soldiers -- American
Love songs
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Photostat of original; lacking cover.
Content: Summary: Jim and Nell are sweethearts in love; Jim finds a new love while Nell is heartbroken but hopefull; years later Jim becomes a soldier and Nell a Red Cross nurse; Nell finds Jim dying on the battlefield and recalls to him her words of hopeful reconciliation.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by James Thornton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 01d7aa40-c591-012f-9a6d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't give up the old love for the new" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't give up the old love for the new" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Don't give up the old love for the new Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Don't give up the old love for the new