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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 Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Edward Schuberth & Co.
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Music Division
Sheet music
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 068ae9d0-c592-012f-e61b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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

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Dreaming, dreaming