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Origins: Twilight descends

GUEST,leeneia 11 Jun 07 - 08:29 AM
Waddon Pete 11 Jun 07 - 03:13 PM
GUEST,leeenia 12 Jun 07 - 11:54 AM
Waddon Pete 12 Jun 07 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,Judy 25 May 15 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,# 25 May 15 - 12:00 PM
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GUEST,leeneia 26 May 15 - 09:28 AM
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Subject: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 08:29 AM

I've just returned from a two-week trip to Italy. The trip was pretty hard for me. I got a good night's sleep only four nights out of fourteen, and at one point I had to go to the hospital. The noise of buses, subway and traffic was hard, too.

So there I was riding on train one evening with my three companions. I woke from sleep, looked out the window, and a beautiful, blue-green twilight had settled over the hills. Without actually deciding to, I sat there and sang:

Twilight descends, everything ends
till tomorrow, tomorrow.
Since we must part, here is my heart
till tomorrow, tomorrow.
Clouds drifting by echo a sigh.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
I'm drifting too, dreaming of you.
Till tomorrow comes.

This is a song I have known for years, probably from listening to the radio as a kid. Now I wonder where it came from, exactly. Was it a pop song? From a movie? A revival from an earlier decade? And is there more to it?

I googled it and didn't learn much. What does anybody know?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 03:13 PM

Hello Leeneia,

Your song (if I have the right one!) was written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. Copyrighted 1965

It was recorded way back then by Jimmy Dean on his LP First thing every morning.

Twilight descends every day ends till tomorrow, tomorrow.......

etc.

Hope that helps!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,leeenia
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 11:54 AM

Thanks, Peter. It's good to know the date and source.

I guess what I typed is the entire thing, then.

It's a beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 12:04 PM

Glad to be of help.... :0)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,Judy
Date: 25 May 15 - 11:13 AM

I found a link that lists the date as 1959 - it was part of the muscial "Fiorello!" - Jerry Bock wrote the music. Sheldon Hamick wrote the lyrics. It can be found on the site: "Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theater."
It is a beautiful song. I wrote down some of the lyrics in a school yearbook in 1962. It still haunts me today.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,#
Date: 25 May 15 - 12:00 PM

Kate Smith singing it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,#
Date: 25 May 15 - 12:50 PM

Note that the lyrics were written by Sheldon H a r n i c k.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Twilight descends
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 May 15 - 09:28 AM

Hello, #. Thanks for the link. We don't hear music like that anymore, do we? I'm referring to the fancy, curling string part and the special vocal effects.

Overseas trips are easier for me now. We are retired and we can take more time. (See OP.)


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