Bonnie Thornton (-1920)
Last updated: 03.09.21
p_thorntonb.jpgIt is surprising that so little is known about this performer considering the large number of compositions located. All that can presently (August 2021) be gleaned about Bonnie Thornton from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she has been featured on 22 works published between 1892 and 1899. It may be assumed that she is related to the same named composer, James Thornton who wrote at least 10 works for her.
She is illustrated on several of the sheet music covers located, this one is from She's the Comfort of Their Home (1896) words & music by Ed Rogers, and published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., New York, USA.
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Bonnie Thornton (-1920) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b001i2iql4_m.jpgDon't Give Up the Old Love For the New
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music.
It Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b06xfjy6kg_m.jpgOn the Benches in the Park
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music.
Streets of Cairo, The
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Ellaline Terriss, Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Frank Harding
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  Printed: 1893. Sheet Music 5 pages.
There's a Little Star Shining For You
Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music 5 pages.
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music 3 pages.
b0000cxj6d_m.jpgYou'll Have to Transfer A song of the day
Music by: Abe Holzmann.
Perf. by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Theme by Leo Feist
This list is arranged by title and contains 2 lyrics performed by Bonnie Thornton. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Streets of Cairo, The James Thornton (words & music)
Ellaline Terriss (perf. by)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
 
url15.gif When You Were Sweet Sixteen James Thornton (words & music)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
Hamilton Hill (perf. by)
Julius P. Witmark (perf. by)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 22 songs sung by Bonnie Thornton who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
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sm15.gif Just About an Inch or So (1897) Raymond A. Browne Chas. Coleman (words)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Elsie From Chelsea! (1896) Harry Dacre Seymour Hicks (perf. by)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You'll Have to Transfer (1899) Abe Holzmann Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Want One Like Mary's (1897) Frank G Mack(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif It Isn't Very Nice to Ask a Lady (1897) Frank G Mack(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif He Blamed It on Poor Little Me (1897) Charles C. Miller(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Four Fingers and a Thumb (1895) Eldred Powel(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
C. Coborn (perf. by)
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sm15.gif She's the Comfort of Their Home (1896) Ed Rogers(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif That's Often Done (1895) Ed Rogers Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Don't Give Up the Old Love For the New (1896) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Going For a Pardon (1896) James Thornton Clara Hauenschild (words)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
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sm15.gif I Hope She's Doing Well (1899) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif It Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile (1896) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon (1892) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif On the Benches in the Park (1896) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
R. G. Knowles (perf. by)
Fannie Leslie (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Streets of Cairo (1893), The James Thornton(w&m) Ellaline Terriss (perf. by)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
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sm15.gif There's a Little Star Shining For You (1898) James Thornton Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif When Summer Comes Again (1893) James Thornton Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif When You Were Sweet Sixteen (1898) James Thornton(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
Hamilton Hill (perf. by)
Julius P. Witmark (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Jack, How I Envy You (1897) Harry von Tilzer(w&m) Bonnie Thornton (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Down in Poverty Row (1896) Arthur Trevelyan Gussie L. Davis (words)
Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  My Little Circus Queen (1896) Max S. Witt Bonnie Thornton (perf. by)