Twas but a dream

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Twas but a dream
Additional title: 'Twas at the hour of twilight, the sun was sinking fast. [first line of song]
Additional title: Ah, 'twas but a dream, a dream with joy and sorrow blended. [first line of chorus]
Tunison, Louise (Composer)
Tunison, Louise (Lyricist)
Hall, Pauline (Singer)
Kerr (Cover designer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
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Music Division
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Sung by Pauline Hall in vaudeville. Cover includes photograph of Pauline Hall.
Content: Cover design by Kerr includes drawing of flowers.
Content: Published as the musical supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser, June 17, 1900.
Content: Summary: The narrator first has visions of a beautiful summer day, then of the person they loved, but then realizes these visions of happiness are a dream.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Louise Tunison.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b9025bc0-c595-012f-9e93-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Twas but a dream