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The Bridge of Sighs
Additional title: In the city's crowded courtroom. [first line]
Additional title: She has fainted. Bring some water. [first line of chorus]
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Composer)
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Lyricist)
Rickard, Michael J. (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York ; Chicago; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Pleading (Begging)
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Two portraits.
Content: Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. Michael J. Rickard, New York.
Content: Handwriting on title page: To my esteemed friend AH Head, St. Louis, Feb. 26th '09, James Thornton.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by James Thornton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10ac0e90-c596-012f-e0d8-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1900: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bridge of Sighs" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900 - 1900.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bridge of Sighs" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2017.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1900 - 1900). The Bridge of Sighs Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Bridge of Sighs