The midnight serenade

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The midnight serenade
Additional title: Hark, the clock is striking midnight, softly moans the wind outside. [first line]
Additional title: You had better go away there is danger if you stay. [first line of chorus]
Cohen, Frieda Pauline (Composer)
Cohen, Frieda Pauline (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: Chicago ; London
Publisher: The S. Brainard's Sons Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration is a humorous drawing of scene at night: a man with a banjo is serenading a woman in a window, who look on in surprise as another man carrying a walking stick approaches the serenader. A cat perched on a wall looks on as does a smiling image of the moon.
Content: Illustrator's initials: H. G. at lower right of illustration.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Frieda Cohen.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6ba79cb0-c590-012f-f858-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The midnight serenade