Let Me Call You Sweetheart

arr. Mike Wilson

Written, or at least published, in 1910 by Leo Friedman (music) and Beth Slater Whitson (lyrics), "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" was a big hit. Derby hats and twirling parasols were the fashion, and bicycles built for two were popularized in song.

Originally written for a quartet performance, here is our version in a 3-part mixed arrangement. A characteristic clarinet leads the instrumental and provides a guide track for vocal part 1. Strings fill in most of (optional) parts 2 and 3. While intended for your older choirs, some of your middle range choirs could handle the unison version. The demo is provided on our web site. Also on the web site are the part 2 and part 3 teaching tracks as well as an a cappella mix, and a piano/vocal score. Rely on those part mixes. The chord changes make for some unexpected accidentals. But once they get in your head, they stay there. Our studio choir nailed the personality of the performance. Feel free to refer to the recording to emulate their approach.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.