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Falling star
Additional title: Ziegfeld follies of 1909.
Additional title: Ziegfeld follies. Falling star. Vocal score.
Bayes, Nora, 1880-1928 (Composer)
Norworth, Jack, 1879-1959 (Lyricist)
De Takacs, André C. (Illustrator)

Sheet music of songs from various musicals, plays, movies, and television (M.C. file)

Sheet music, 1909.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1909
Place: New York
Publisher: J.H. Remick
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: M.C. (Ziegfeld follies, 1909)
Bayes, Nora, 1880-1928
sheet music
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Content: Cameo portrait of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth on cover, lower right corner.
Content: Caption title.
Content: Cover illustrated by De Takacs.
Content: First line of chorus: Oh, you star, falling star.
Content: First line of text: 'Twas summer time, the night was fine.
Content: For voice and piano.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: As featured in F. Ziegfeld Jr's revue 'Follies of 1909 at the 'Jardin de Paris' atop the New York Theatre"--Cover, lower left corner.
Statement of responsibility: [words and music by] Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth.
Date: Copyright date: 1909
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (3 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Center seam torn; edges frayed and torn.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14676432
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c43293d0-c5fe-012f-ca35-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Creator Born
  • 1909: Issued
  • 1928: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Falling star" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1909.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Falling star" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2023.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Falling star