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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
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Children -- Economic & social conditions -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.) -- 1800-1899
Children -- Health & welfare -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.) -- To 1899
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.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66a4ac20-c594-012f-d851-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear old soul" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear old soul" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Dear old soul Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Dear old soul