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Asleep in the deep
Additional title: Loudly the bell in the old tower rings, biding us list to the warning it brings. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Stormy the night and the waves roll high, bravely the ship doth ride. [first line]
Spiker, Rapeé (Owner)
Lamb, Arthur J., 1870-1928 (Lyricist)
Petrie, H. W. (Henry W.), 1857-1925 (Composer)
Tanner, Harry (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Library locations
Music Division
Content: Summary: On a stormy night, the lighthouse bell can be heard; on a ship are two lovers, unaware of the danger they face; the following day the sun shines, the wreckage lies on the shore, and the two lovers now rest in peace.
Content: Dedication on cover: Dedicated to Mr. W. Nicholson, Corning, N.Y.
Content: On cover: As sung with success by Harry Tanner. Cover includes photograph of Harry Tanner.
Content: Version in D major for bass and male quartet (2 tenors, 2 basses) used with bass soloist during the chorus.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at bottom center: Rapeé Spiker.
Statement of responsibility: words by A.J. Lamb ; music by H.W. Petrie.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21759246
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21760500
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d55bd230-c591-012f-2848-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Asleep in the deep" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Asleep in the deep" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Asleep in the deep