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Only in dreams
Additional title: Only in dreams, in dreams, love, I behold thee, When stars o'er me their silent vigil keep above, If in my arms, once more I could enfold thee, And tell thee of my true heart's deathless love! [first line]
Additional title: The Knickerbockers. Only in dreams.
De Koven, Reginald (1859-1920) (Composer)
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1892
Place: New York
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Library locations
Music Division
Unrequited love
Love songs
Sheet music
Statement of responsibility: libretto by Harry B. Smith ; music by Reginald De Koven.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22f26410-c58e-012f-8a27-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Creator Born
  • 1892: Issued
  • 1920: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only in dreams" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - 1892.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only in dreams" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 25, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892 - 1892). Only in dreams Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Only in dreams