James Thornton (Songwriter)

James Thornton (Songwriter)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Thornton (December 5, 1861 - July 27, 1938) was an American songwriter and vaudeville performer. He is primarily remembered today as the composer of the 1898 song, "When You Were Sweet Sixteen." Thornton started his career as a "singing waiter" in Boston, Massachusetts, and then achieved success with his wife, Elisabeth "Bonnie" Cox, in music halls throughout the US as what was then called a "serio-comic" or "monologist" (essentially a stand-up comic) and singer. During his career, he also performed in a vaudeville team with Charles B. Lawlor. Thornton's compositions included: "When You Were Sweet Sixteen," "She May Have Seen Better Days," "The Irish Jubilee," "Two Little Girls in Blue," "When Summer Comes Around," "It Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile," "My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon," "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow" and the 1893 song, "The Streets of Cairo," composed for the Chicago World's Fair of that year.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136683121
  • 9786136683126