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The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.

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The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.  [The wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night...] ([c1893])

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Image Title

:  The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.

Alternate Title(s)

: The wedding bells were ringing on a moonlight winter's night. [first line] Title 2.) While the wedding bells were ringing, while the bride and groom were there. [first line of chorus]


: Davis, Gussie L., 1863-1899 -- Composer
Windom, Wm. H. -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Utica Tribune -- Dedicatee
Carr, Geo. -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1893]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.


: Cover contains paste-over of dealer: Long's Music Shop, 358 D Street, San Bernardino, Calif. Note 2.) On cover: Dedicated to the Utica Tribune. Note 3.) On cover: Sung by Geo. Carr, the eminent basso. Cover includes photograph of George Carr. Note 4.) Summary: Hearing wedding bells at a church, a mother with her child asks for entrance. She's told the wedding is only for the rich but is eventually admitted. She then interrupts the ceremony saying that she is the true wife of the bridgegroom, and that her baby has just died. The bride-to-be's parents thank her for saving their daughter and promise to take care of her for the rest of her life. The bridgegroom kills himself and is buried ....
[See More...] Note 5.) Under caption title: Descriptive waltz song.


: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1893


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1157350

Record ID

: 449163

Digital Item Published

: 12-21-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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