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Additional title: Half a King. Serenade. [uniform title]
Additional title: The owl in the belfry is wooing his love with tu whit and tu whoo. [first line]
Englander, Ludwig (1853-1914) (Composer)
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Wilson, Francis (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Love songs
Sheet music
Content : On cover: Francis' Wilson's comic opera success produced at the Knickerbocker Theatre, N.Y. Includes list of published songs.

Content : Summary: As various animals in nature court one another, so should you be my queen because I love you.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry B. Smith ; music by Ludwig Engländer.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 995d6b40-c591-012f-d2f3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1914: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Serenade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Serenade" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2015.

APA Format

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