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Thread #2745   Message #2521444
Posted By: Artful Codger
21-Dec-08 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Twilight Is Stealing / ...Falling
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origin Req: Twilight Is Stealing
Ahem, this song was written after the shape-note age, and is not arranged in shape-note style. It could not have appeared in the original Christian Harmony (Walker, 1866), and this was one of the last widely known shape-note collections printed.

Of course, older collections have since been reissued, sometimes augmented with more modern works. If this song has been added to a later edition of any of the older collections, it would be helpful to indicate which publisher and printing date/edition. However, the impression that this was originally a shape-note song (or even conforms to that tradition) is mistaken.

Lyrics and a 4-part MIDI (with gratuitous percussion added) can be found at www.pdmusic.org; scroll down to the listing under the year 1877.