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Cover Illustration

Photograph of Nelson Eddy and Ilona Massey

First Line of Song

When the melancholy shadows fall, My heart is melancholy too

First Line of Chorus

At the Balalaika Where there is magic in the sparkling wine, And mellow music in the candles shine


Maschwitz, Eric, 1901-1969; Wright, Bob; Forrest, George, 1915-1999

Publication Date



New York : Leo Feist Inc.

Performance Medium

Voice; Piano; Guitar

Music Genre

Movie Tunes

Object Type


Format (Original)

1 score (5p.) ; 23.5 x 31cm

Alternate Print Versions

009996210, 009996228, 009996236, 009996244

Physical ID#


Digital ID#

009996483-1936 (2)

Location of Original

Box 54A, Folder 2B


Manuscripts Division, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Rights Management

Item Unavailable Due to Copyright Restrictions

Contact Information

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At the Balalaika



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