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Names
Oliver, James B. (Composer)
Fay, Jack Everett (Lyricist)
Early, John J. (Singer)
Bennett, William H. (Former owner)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Waltzes
Men's dreams
Sexual attraction
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design includes photograph of John J. Early.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by the celebrated baritone John J. Early.

Content : Summary: The narrator describes a romantic attraction to a woman, but then reveals it was only a dream; if only the dream could last forever, he would be with her.

Content : Signature of former owner on cover at top center: William H. Bennett.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Jack Everett Fay ; music by James B. Oliver.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 639b6cd0-c595-012f-643f-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a dream" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efdb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a dream" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efdb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Only a dream Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efdb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Only a dream