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Under the city lights
Additional title: Under the lights of the city the crowds pass on. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When the shades of night descending. [first line]
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
City & town life
Social classes
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration shows a drawing of a city intersection at night; several buildings are seen at the cover and further down the block; lampposts seen in medium and far shots.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dbdce7d0-c58f-012f-ff86-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Under the city lights" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1894.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Under the city lights" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2016.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Under the city lights