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Title
Before the lights were lit
Additional title: I remember when a boy, how my heart would fill with joy [First line of song]
Additional title: Just at dusk of ev'ning, lov'd ones gathered round [First line of chorus]
Additional title: The half way house. Before the lights were lit. [uniform title]
Names
Morrison, Will B. (1874-1937) (Composer)
Morrison, Will B. (1874-1937) (Lyricist)
Fisher, Perkins D. (1860-1930) (Actor)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Summer
Family life
Storytelling
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: as sung by Mr. & Mrs. Perkins Fisher in "The half way house."
Content: Cover design incorporates photograph of Mr. & Mrs. Perkins Fisher.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Will B. Morrison.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4c30b180-c594-012f-d9b9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1874: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1937: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Before the lights were lit" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecd9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Before the lights were lit" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecd9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Before the lights were lit Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ecd9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Before the lights were lit