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Asleep in the deep
Additional title: Loudly the bell in the old tower rings, biding us list to the warning it brings. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Stormy the night and the waves roll high, bravely the ship doth ride. [first line]
Early, John W. (Singer)
Petrie, H. W. (Henry W.), 1857-1925 (Composer)
Lamb, Arthur J., 1870-1928 (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York
Publisher: [Julie C. Petrie]
Library locations
Music Division
Sailing ships
Sea horses
Content: On cover: Sung by John W. Early with J. H. Haverly's American-European Minstrels'.
Content: Cover includes a photograph [by Husser?] of a lighthouse set against breaking waves; cover also includes images of three-mast sailing ships and seahorses.
Content: Published as the musical supplement of The New York Journal and Advertiser, December 10, 1898.
Content: Summary: On a stormy night, the lighthouse bell can be heard; on a ship are two lovers, unaware of the danger they face; the following day the sun shines, the wreckage lies on the shore, and the two lovers now rest in peace.
Content: Version in F major for baritone or contralto.
Statement of responsibility: words by Arthur J. Lamb ; music by H.W. Petrie.
Date: Copyright date: 1897
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21759246
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21760500
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d623c440-c591-012f-b320-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1898: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Asleep in the deep