Roamin' in the gloamin
The "Gloamin" is the tid o day whan it is nae fell daurk thareoot, but the sun is nae up. This stairts whan The Yird fare frae day tae nicht. The sky leuks the lit oranger while in Gloamin.
"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" was a song made famous by Sir Harry Lauder, one of the most famous early 20th century entertainers and this was one of his signature tunes. Sir Harry was actually born Henry Lauder on August 4, 1870 in Portobello, Edinburgh. He was Britain's best known entertainer and he eventually performed in many countries. Originally issued circa mid-late 1911 as a Zonophone recording, the words and music were by Harry Lauder. The song was later issued and sold as a 78rpm record by Victor on its purple label (PL) 70061 "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" (Lauder) Harry Lauder with orchestra.
"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" was one of Sir Harry's most famous and best loved sentimental songs. It was also issued in the 1930's as a 12" recording on HMV no.C.4091.
A red label scroll Victor with the song electrically recorded has an oval "VE" pressed into the shellac and the label indicates the pressing was by the "Victor Talking Machine Company". This dates the pressing (and recording) sometime between early 1926 when the scroll logo was first used and mid-1929 when RCA bought the Victor Talking Machine Company.
In popular cultur
"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" was sung in the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation film Harry and Tonto. Paul Mazursky's Oscar-winning film about old age, family and love stars Art Carney as Harry who sings this song to Tonto (his pet cat) as he lay dying in a very sentimental and touching scene. Art Carney won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Actor beating out Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino, for their performances in Lenny, Chinatown and The Godfather Part II respectively. Carney also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor Musical/Comedy.