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Oft In The Stilly Night

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I have written a special blog entry for Bloomsday, discussing this song and its links with Christine Miller, James Joyce and John McCormack.

Read it here...
hundredyearslate.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/for-bloomsday/

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Oft in the stilly night
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me
Fond memory brings the light
of other days around me.

The smiles, the tears of boyhood's years
The words of love then spoken
They eyes that shone
now dimmed and gone
The cheerful hearts now broken

Thus in the stilly night
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me
Sad memory brings the light
of other days around me.

When I remember all the friends
so linked together
I've seen around me fall
like leaves in wintry weather

I feel like one who treads alone
some banquet hall deserted
Whose lights are fled
Whose garlands dead
and all but he departed

Thus in the stilly night
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me
Sad memory brings the light
of other days around me.

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released June 16, 2014
Performed and recorded by David Nelligan.
Lyrics by Thomas Moore. Music based on arrangement by Sir John Stevenson.

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Hundred Years Late is a music archive revival project. The aim is to encourage engagement with music archives, specifically the music of a hundred years ago, by inviting modern musicians to reinterpret archived songs. Follow the blog at hundredyearslate.com ... more

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