That's why the moon was smiling

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Title
That's why the moon was smiling
Additional title: On Newport's strand, he held my hand, professed he was an earl, sir! [first line]
Names
Cohn, Paul (Composer)
Rourke, M. E. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Moon
Deception -- 1800-1899
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover drawing shows a man and woman seated on a veranda, shaded by a large umbrella, overlooking a lake. The Moon is winking an eye and smiling.
Content: Summary: In summer at Newport, the narrator, a girl, is impressed with a man who tells stories and calls himself an earl and feels love. But in winter the man turns out to be a drummer and uses the stories to sell goods.
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: Serio-comic novelty.
Statement of responsibility: words by M.E. Rourke ; music by Paul Cohn.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aad8fe90-c591-012f-6407-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "That's why the moon was smiling" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16f7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "That's why the moon was smiling" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16f7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). That's why the moon was smiling Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16f7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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That's why the moon was smiling