While the city sleeps

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While the city sleeps
Additional title: When nightfall settles o'er the town, and lights begin to glow. [first line]
Additional title: While the city sleeps, its mighty pulse throbs slow. [first line of chorus]
Selden, Edgar (Lyricist)
Selden, Edgar (Composer)
Leon, Marie De (Owner)
Alznia, E. (Owner)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Copyright Date: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Hailton S. Gordon
Library locations
Music Division
Cities & towns
Children -- Death
Content: At top of cover: Compliments of E. Alznia.
Content: Cover includes a photograph of a woman [Marie De Leon?].
Content: Signature of former owner on cover below photograph: Marie De Leon.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Edgar Selden.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d21dc2f0-c590-012f-2943-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1895: Copyright date
  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "While the city sleeps" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b39274-9f62-cf81-e040-e00a18060a81

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "While the city sleeps" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b39274-9f62-cf81-e040-e00a18060a81

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895). While the city sleeps Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b39274-9f62-cf81-e040-e00a18060a81

Wikipedia Citation

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While the city sleeps