“My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon”

“My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon” that was written and composed by James Thornton and published by Frank Harding in 1892. The plain white cover features a blue image of a woman on a stepladder looking up at the moon, which has a face in it. The cover notes that the song was “written for and sung by Bonnie Thorton at Tony Pastor’s Theatre, New York.”
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
composer, lyricist
Thornton, James
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 34.29 cm x 26.035 cm
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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