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Title
When the night comes on
Additional title: Before the bright lamps of the city are lit. [first line of song]
Additional title: When the night comes on, and the shades are drawn. [first line of chorus]
Names
Jerome, Benjamin M. (1881-1938) (Composer)
Abbott, Frank (Lyricist)
Stanley, Harry (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland and Dresser
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Poor persons
Suicide
Disabled veterans
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Summary: The narrator goes for a stroll during the night in the city and observes what goes on: a poor man out of work, a disabled war veteran, a poor girl, and a man who commits suicide rather than face disgrace.

Content : On cover: Sung with immense success by Harry Stanley. Cover includes thumbnail photograph of Harry Stanley.

Content : Cover design includes 4 scenes that take place during night in the city.

Content : Text to 3 extra on p. [6].

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Frank Abbott ; music by Ben M. Jerome
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 6d0900b0-c599-012f-6e8c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1881: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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When the night comes on