“Let Me Call You Sweetheart“

It was registered for copyright on April 2, 1910. Its first recording, an Edison cylinder by tenor Arthur Clough, appeared 11 months later. This was followed by two more: the Columbia Quartet, released in November 1911, and a solo version by tenor George Wilton Ballard, a cylinder for the U S Everlasting company.

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This was the song my dad sang to my mother when courting. He played in a band on Saturday nights and my sisters and I would go to the family time. Each time before the band quit, he would step out—he played piano, banjo and fiddle—and the band would play this song and he would take her out to the floor to dance. It was the most romantic thing I ever observed as their daughter.

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