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Title
Sweet Suzanne
Additional title: Down in the meadows, when daylight was breaking in May, sweet May. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sweet Suzanne, I'll be your young man! first line of chorus
Names
Graham, Charles, composer (Composer)
Graham, Howard (Lyricist)
Denney, Will F. (Singer)
Starmer (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Love songs
Waltzes
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design by Starmer includes drawing of a woman in a hat and a photograph of Will F. Denney.
Content: Summary: The narrator describes Suzanne as emerging from meadows, shy, but fall in love with each other; years later they still love each other.
Statement of responsibility: words by Howard Graham ; music by Chas. Graham.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7989630-c595-012f-615b-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. "Sweet Suzanne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef93-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweet Suzanne" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef93-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Sweet Suzanne Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef93-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Sweet Suzanne