Twilight A-Stealing

DESCRIPTION: "Twilight a-stealing over the sea, Shadows are falling, dark on the lea, Borne on the night wind, voices of yore Come from the far-off shore." The singer tells of the home beyond the twilight where memories and good things wait
AUTHOR: Words: Aldiine Sillman Kieffer (1840-1904) / Music: B. C. Unseld (according to _The Song Wave_)
EARLIEST DATE: 1882 (_The Song Wave_); published in 1877, according to McNeil-SMF
KEYWORDS: religious home
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Ritchie-SingFam, pp. 30-31, "[Twilight A-Stealing]" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-Southern, p. 49, "Twilight A-Stealing" (1 text, 1 tune)
McNeil-SMF, pp. 112-113, "Twilight Is Stealing" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: H. S. Perkins, H, J. Danforth, and E. V. DeGraff, _The Song Wave_, American Book Company, 1882, pp. 18-19, "Twilight Is Falling" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5745
RECORDINGS:
Ritchie Family, "Twilight A-Stealing" (on Ritchie03)
The Stoneman Family, "Twilight Is Stealing over the Sea" (Victor, unissued, 1928)

File: JRSF030

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