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Thread #35089   Message #477138
Posted By: Chicken Charlie
05-Jun-01 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whispering Hope
Tried that address twice & got error message.

Meanwhile, here is another verse. On the Edison cylinder version of this I have (can't remember group; I'll look) it is the second verse.

If in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then, when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

There is also an interesting effect on this version which I copy, though some may find it schmaltzlich. On the first verse, they "wait" on the two "waits"--i.e., the word "wait" is not prolonged, but is followed by a one-beat rest. Second verse in the same place I guess it's like dotted quarter followed by eighths on "Br-i-i-ghten the ...." in the syncopated way I'm used to hearing the whole song sung. On the last verse, though, "Come then oh come" is done in four equal notes like the glad fruition is marching right up on stage. For those who like that sort of stuff ....