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Dreaming, dreaming
Additional title: Dreaming, dreaming, talking in my sleep. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: One afternoon while dozing, my eyes a moment closing. [first line]
Additional title: Serenade. Dreaming, dreaming. [uniform title]
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (Composer)
Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936 (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Edward Schuberth & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Content: Cover includes border design showing a man in medieval dress with a lute singing to a castle. Also showsa group of monks singing from music.
Content: Summary: In the first verse, the male narrator recalls a dream in which a woman caressed him, but when he awoke she was not there. In the second verse he describes a wealthy grandfather who died and left his money to frivolous things. The chorus states the fleeing and illusory quality of dreams.
Content: On cover: Performed by the famous Bostonians.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 068ae9d0-c592-012f-e61b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dreaming, dreaming" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dreaming, dreaming" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 15, 2022.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). Dreaming, dreaming Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Dreaming, dreaming