When the Organ Played at Twilight

Music and Lyrics by Raymond Wallace, Jimmy Campbell, and Reg Connelly (1929)

When the organ play’d at twilight
The song that reached my heart
It seem’d to me I heard you sigh
Say ‘Au-revoir” but not “Goodbye”

Again you said “I’ll love you
Although we’re far apart”
When the organ play’d at twilight
The song that reach’d my heart

3 Responses to When the Organ Played at Twilight

  1. mary menna says:

    Have been wanted these lyrics for a long time

  2. Guest says:

    When the organ played at twilight – song lyrics – Ben Selvin

    When the organ play’d at twilight
    The song that reached my heart
    It seem’d to me I heard you sigh
    Say ‘Au-revoir” but not “Goodbye”

    Again you said “I’ll love you
    Although we’re far apart”
    When the organ play’d at twilight
    The song that reach’d my heart.

  3. I’d like to thank the guest above, who posted some lyrics, but wanted to note that Ben Selvin is not credited with writing “When the Organ Played at Twilight.” The song is actually credited to Raymond Wallace, Jimmy Campbell, and Reg Connelly.

    Ben Selvin & His Orchestra recorded more songs that just about anyone – and may still hold that record! They recorded this particular song in 1930 with a male vocalist, which you can hear at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMAwsUCwXY

    Ruth Etting recorded with Ben Selvin multiple times – she may have actually recorded “When the Organ Played at Twilight” with him – I don’t know? But I’m sure if she did, at some point someone will come up with an old 78 to prove it!

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