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Title
But why?
Additional title: But why, when our love had bloomed was heard sigh for sigh. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I had a dream, so strange a dream of you, love. [first line]
Names
Browne, Walter (1856-1911) (Lyricist)
Langey, Otto (1851-1922) (Composer)
Celeste, Marie (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Love
Nature
Roses -- 1900-1909
Dreams
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Photograph of Marie Celeste.
Content: Otto Langey: Op. 138
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter Browne ; music by Otto Langey.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b83743b0-c597-012f-b684-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1901: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "But why?" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d903ba7-649a-eed9-e040-e00a18064f33

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "But why?" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d903ba7-649a-eed9-e040-e00a18064f33

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). But why? Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d903ba7-649a-eed9-e040-e00a18064f33

Wikipedia Citation

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But why?