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In the Gloaming

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In the Gloaming was tremendously popular in the United States in 1877. With words written by Meta Orre, the tune “in the Irish style” was by Annie Fortescue Harrison, later Lady Hill. Whether Miss Orred knew the story of the composer's life or not, the facts are (purportedly) that Annie Fortescue Harrison, daughter of a Scottish MP, had been in love with Lord Arthur Hill (County Down, Ireland), but the marriage was frowned upon by his family. Miss Harrison went to England and became a composer, writing the music to this song (as well as instrumentals and musicals). Lord Hill married another woman named Anne, who died the following year. A few years later, at a concert in England, he heard this song performed and the lyrics and tune strongly reminded him of his lost love, so he tracked her down and he married her. ([email protected])

*gloaming is the twilight that occurs at dusk and dawn.

In the Gloaming
In the gloaming, oh my darling
When the lights are soft and low
And the quiet shadows falling
Softly come and softly go

When the trees are sobbing faintly
With a gentle unknown woe
Will you think of me and love me
As you did once long ago?

In the gloaming, oh my darling
Think not bitterly of me
Though I passed away in silence
Left you lonely, set you free

For my heart was tossed with longing
What had been could never be
It was best to leave you thus dear
Best for you and best for me

In the gloaming, oh my darling
When the lights are soft and low
Will you think of me and love me
As you did once long ago

  • Composer: Lennie Niehaus
  • 1
  • not yet on audio cd
  • 1:38

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