Carrie Jacobs-Bond

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Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond was an American singer, pianist, and songwriter who composed some 17 pieces of popular sheet music from the 1890s through the early 1940s.

She is perhaps best remembered for writing the parlor song ‘I Love You Truly’, becoming the first woman to sell one million copies of a song. An enduring favorite as a wedding song, it first appeared in her 1901 collection Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose, along with ‘Just Awearyin’ for You’, which was also widely recorded. Jacobs-Bond’s song with the highest number of sales immediately after release was ‘A Perfect Day’ in 1910. Jacobs-Bond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.