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Thread #2745   Message #2521093
Posted By: Jim Dixon
21-Dec-08 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Twilight Is Stealing / ...Falling
Subject: Lyr Add: TWILIGHT IS FALLING (Keiffer, Unseld)
From The Pennsylvania School Journal, Vol. XXVIII, 1879, where it is printed with musical notation in 4-part harmony:


TWILIGHT IS FALLING (sic)
A. S. Keiffer and B. C. Unseld, from "Temple Star."

1. Twilight is stealing over the sea.
Shadows are falling dark in the lea.
Borne on the night winds, voices of yore
Come from the far-off shore.

CHORUS: Far away beyond the starlit skies,
Where the love-light never, never dies,
Gleameth a mansion fill'd with delight,
Sweet happy home so bright.

2. Voices of loved ones, songs of the past
Still linger round me, while life shall last.
Lonely I wander; sadly I roam,
Seeking that far-off home.

3. Come in the twilight; come, come to me,
Bringing some message over the sea,
Cheering my pathway while here I roam,
Seeking that far-off home.