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Pleasures of Midway Plaisance
Additional title: Let those who are weary of song and of dance, seek pleasures anew on the Midway Plaisance. [first line]
Additional title: Oh, the pleasures and joys of the Midway Plaisance. [first line of chorus]
Greven, Joseph (Composer)
Brooks, Walter J. (Lyricist)
Saalfield, Richard A. (Copyright holder)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place Term: Chicago
Publisher: Edward A. Saalfeld
Library locations
Music Division
Ethnic groups
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Park District (Ill.)
Sheet music
Content : Cover and back cover contain stamp of dealer: H. A. French, Music Dealer, Nashville, Tenn.

Content : Cover contains drawings of figures from many nationalities and races, presumably representing those at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, held in Chicago.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Walter J. Brooks ; music by Josef Greven.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: bbf16ee0-c58e-012f-96dc-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Pleasures of Midway Plaisance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Pleasures of Midway Plaisance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 14, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1893 - 1893). Pleasures of Midway Plaisance Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Pleasures of Midway Plaisance