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Additional title: In happy days of long ago, before you left me all alone. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sweetheart, sweetheart, call me by that name. [first line of chorus]
Recker, Robert (Publisher)
Drake, illustrator (Cover designer)
Rogers, Harry (Composer)
Rogers, Harry (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Robert Recker & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Content: Cover design by Drake includes drawing of a woman seated on a bench, a man leaning over the back; in the background is a garden or park, and a dog sits in the foreground.
Content: Imprint at bottom of cover includes thumbnail photograph of Robert Recker.
Content: Summary: The narrator reminisces about his love whom he called sweetheart, before they were separated; they married but she died after one year, and he still thinks of her as his sweetheart.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry L. Rogers.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a987be80-c595-012f-c0ba-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
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweetheart" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef96-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweetheart" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef96-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Sweetheart Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef96-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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