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Dear old soul
Additional title: Here's a story of devotion, told me by a handsome youth [First line of song]
Additional title: Such a dear old soul, such a dear old soul [First line of chorus]
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)
Jose, Richard (1862-1941) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Children -- Economic & social conditions -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899
Children -- Health & welfare -- New York (State) -- New York -- To 1899
Sheet music
Content: Dedicated to Miss Nevada Dumm.
Content: On cover: sung with remarkable success by the famous contra-tenor Richard J. Jose with Wests' Minstrels.
Content: Cover design includes photograph of Richard J. Jose[?] and photograph of an old woman in lower left hand corner labeled "Dear Old Soul."
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66a4ac20-c594-012f-d851-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Dear old soul