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The midnight serenade
Additional title: High above, pale gleams the lamp of love; the twilights first born star [First line of song]
Additional title: Let us go my love, oh let us go where stately lillies sleep by moonlit waters deep [First line of chorus]
Additional title: Sister Mary. Midnight Serenade [uniform title]

Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Actor)
McDonough, Glen (Lyricist)
Loftus, Cissie (b. 1876) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place Term: [New York]
Publisher: New York Journal & Advertiser
Library locations
Music Division
Sheet music
Content : Musical supplement to the New York Journal and Advertiser, November 26, 1899.

Content : On cover: sung by May Irwin in her latest laughing success "Sister Mary" at the Bijou Theatre B'Way & 31st St. New York.

Content : Photograph of May Irwin on cover.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Glen McDonough ; music by Cissie Loftus.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 25959980-c595-012f-c7bc-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1862: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The midnight serenade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The midnight serenade" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2016.

APA Format

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The midnight serenade