The goblin man

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The goblin man
Additional title: The sun has set beyond the distant hilltops. [first line]
Additional title: When you hear the screech owl in the trees go oo, oo, oo. [first line of chorus]
Jansen, Ben (Composer)
Elliott, Will M. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: [c1900] / 1904
Place: Feist & Frankenthalen ; Leo Feist
Publisher: [Supplement] Music section New York American and Journal, Sunday, March 18, 1906, pp. 5-8.
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Sheet music
Content: Dedication: Dedicated to and sung by Morrell and Evans.
Content: On cover: A maid creates hand shadows on the wall while a child in bed watches.
Statement of responsibility: words by Will M. Elliott ; music by Ben Jansen.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51cae370-c596-012f-04b7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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The goblin man