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Love's truth
Additional title: 'Tis bliss to live and love, true hearts will love for aye. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Sweet lips, blue eyes, and hair of gold, with heart of steel so true. [first lien]
Ensinger, Grace Stevenson (Owner)
Thomas, Gus P. (Singer)
King, H. Fidelio (Composer)
Fleming, Geo. Walt. (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Place: Syracuse, N.Y.
Publisher: Geo. Walt Fleming & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Content: Cover includes photographs of H. Fidelio King and Geo. Walt Fleming.
Content: On cover: As sung by the gifted tenor, Gus. P. Thomas, in Hoyt's "A Trip to Chinatown." Cover includes a photograph with the caption: Dedicated to Gus P. Thomas.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at top right: Grace Stevenson Ensinger.
Content: Summary: First verse tells of the joy of falling in love, giving thanks to God. Second verse describes the unhappiness of having lost the loved one to death. The chorus describes love continuing despite death, though the narrator longs for the departed.
Statement of responsibility: composed by H. Fidelio King ; written by Geo. Walt Fleming.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21751756
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72ca6f70-c58f-012f-8c32-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Love's truth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Love's truth" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 3, 2023.

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Love's truth