Moonlight on the river

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Moonlight on the river
Additional title: Moonlight on the river, when the shadows quiver. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The moon borrowed light from the sun of the day. [first line]
Golden, Geo. Fuller (Lyricist)
Dolan, Jas. F. (Composer)
Macauley, Henry (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
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Music Division
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle: waltz ballad.
Content: On cover: picture of Henry Macauley.
Statement of responsibility: words by Geo. Fuller Golden ; music by James F. Dolan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c701020-c591-012f-8b52-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Moonlight on the river" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Moonlight on the river" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 21, 2017.

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Moonlight on the river