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From 1903, An interesting adaptation of Longfellow's poem of heartache, hope and healing put to music, I Stood On the Bridge at Midnight, sung by J. W. Myers.

I Stood On the Bridge at Midnight
Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 5606
Category Baritone solo
Title I Stood On the Bridge at Midnight
Performed by J. W. Myers
Circa 1903
Announcement "I Stood On the Bridge at Midnight, sung by J. W. Myers.  Columbia record."

Enjoy this recording of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Bridge" - written some time in the 1840s - condensed and put to music by Miss M. Lindsay.

Typical of many two-minute wax cylinders, there was only enough recording time for just the first verse of Lindsay's two-verse condensation (see below) – leaving the work in a decidedly melancholy tone.

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