Beth Slater Whitson

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Beth Slater Whitson (December 1, 1879 – April 26, 1930) was an American lyricist.[1] Whitson was born in Goodrich, Tennessee and died in Nashville, Tennessee. She composed lyrics to over 400 songs,[2] and is best remembered for the songs "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" (1909) and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (1910),[3] both becoming one of the largest selling songs in sheet music.

In 1913, Whitson and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she and her sister, Alice, continued to write.[1] Beth Slater Whitson wrote poetry and short stories.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Beth Slater Whitson (1879-1930)". Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  2. ^ Randal Rust. "Beth Slater Whitson". Tennessee Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  3. ^ "Beth Slater Whitson". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-05-05.