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“My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon”

Image for “My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon”
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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.”
Currently not on view
composer, lyricist
Thornton, James
date made
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
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
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