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Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight (Stanley/Allen)

Freda 11 Apr 04 - 01:21 PM
Ebbie 11 Apr 04 - 01:56 PM
Helen 11 Apr 04 - 06:19 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Apr 04 - 11:16 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Apr 04 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,Barry 17 Dec 09 - 05:20 PM
Steve Gardham 18 Dec 09 - 03:43 PM
Young Buchan 19 Dec 09 - 06:00 AM
Kevin Sheils 20 Dec 09 - 04:54 AM
GUEST 21 Dec 09 - 05:05 AM
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Subject: Lyrics required please
From: Freda
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 01:21 PM

Can anyone please help me with the lyrics to
Grann'y Song At Twilight.

Thanks
Freda


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Subject: RE: Lyrics required please
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 01:56 PM

"Granny's Song at Twilight" appears to be available at ebay on old 78s.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics required please
From: Helen
Date: 11 Apr 04 - 06:19 PM

Freda,

Is this from your posting at

Forum: competition for worst song and lyrics?

It helps if we have more lyrics to search by or to jog someone's memory.

I recall my dear old Grannie's song at twilight
The melody, keeps haunting me
I can picture her there, in an old rocking chair,
Crooning, crooning, an old fashioned air,
Though the voice I loved for ever now is silent,
I will remember my whole life through, her singing....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Apr 04 - 11:16 PM

Here's a description from Sheet Music Warehouse:

Title: Granny's Song at Twilight
Author: W&M: Wynn Stanley & Andrew Allen
Description: © 1923.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Apr 04 - 08:40 PM

The song (or maybe comic recitation) NELL in our own DT has a reference to GRANNY'S SONG AT TWILIGHT:

Nell was a plumber's daughter;
Aye, Nell was a plumber's lass.
She ran like mad for to fetch her dad
When she smelt an escape of gas.
Dad went upstairs with a lighted match
Singing "Granny's Song at Twilight."
We heard a crack, and dad came back,
Through the next door neighbour's skylight.

When a song gets mentioned in another song or story, that's usually an indication that it's very popular. However I haven't found any evidence of any current recordings or re-issues, and except for a few old records and copies of the sheet music being offered for sale, there's almost no mention of it on the Internet. Strange. Looks like this one would be a good one to save from oblivion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 05:20 PM

Verse:
When the shades of night are falling,
I can hear a sweet voice calling
Calling to me from the long ago.
Then I get that lonesome feeling, stealing over me,
Leaves me sighing, leaves me crying,
For one memory.
Chorus:
I want to hear my dear old Granny's song at twilight
That melody, is haunting me
I can picture her there, in an old rocking chair,
Crooning, crooning, an old-fashioned air.
Though the voice I loved forever now is silent,
I'll remember my whole life long, her singing
"Silver threads among the go-old"
That was my Granny's Twilight Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 03:43 PM

And then again this song is echoing or mentioning 2 earlier songs.
'Silver threads among the gold' was sung by Christy's Minstrels and was written by E E Rexford, music by H P Danks. 'Just a song at twilight' is the chorus of the very popular song 'Love's Old Sweet Song' 1882, words by G Clifton Bingham and music by J L Molloy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 06:00 AM

"The song (or maybe comic recitation) NELL in our own DT has a reference to GRANNY'S SONG AT TWILIGHT"

Definitely comic recitation. Originally by Billy (Almost a Gentleman)Bennett, but to get folky there is a recording of Bob Davenport performing it on his Bill Leader vinyl.I don't know if it has been digitalizated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 04:54 AM

Off topic I guess but Bob's recording of Nell leaves out one of the verses on the Topic Billy Bennett CD but has a verse that's not on the BB recorded version IIRC.

Although I'm sure that when I've head Bob do it live he does do the missing verse (or I may be thinking here of the late great Freddy McKay).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Granny's Song at Twilight?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 05:05 AM

Available here for about two bucks.


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