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The fatal wedding / words by Wm. H. Windom ; music by Gussie L. Davis.
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Image ID: 1157351

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 where there. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

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

Additional Name(s)

: Halstead, D. -- Owner
Bennett, Mary G. -- Owner
Utica Tribune -- Actor
Howard, Harry J. -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1893]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover contains inscriptions by former owners: Marry G. Bennett, 1127 So. Adams St., Glendale, Calif.; and D. Halstead. Note 2.) On cover: Dedicated to The Utica Tribune. Note 3.) On cover: Sung by Harry J. Howard with Al. G. Field's Minstrels. Cover contains photograph of Harry J. Howard. Note 4.) Under caption title: Descriptive waltz song. Note 5.) 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 ....
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Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1893

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1157351

Record ID

: 449164

Digital Item Published

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

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