In the Gloaming – American Quartet (1910)


A rendition by American Quartet (with Will Oakland) of “In the Gloaming”, a song first composed in 1877 by Annie Fortescue Harrison (1850/1–1944) using lyrics taken from a poem by Meta Orred (1845/6-1893).

In the gloaming, oh my darling!
When the lights are dim and low,
And the quiet shadows falling
Softly come and softly go,
When the winds 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 crushed with longing;
What had been could never be.
It was best to leave you thus, dear,
Best for you and best for me.

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