Roamin' in the gloamin

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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.

Harry Lauder[eedit | eedit soorce]

"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" wis a sang made famous bi Sir Harry Lauder, ane o the maist famous early 20t century entertainers and this wis ane o his signature tunes. Sir Harry wis actually born Henry Lauder on August 4, 1870 in Portobello, Edinburgh. He wis Britain's best kent entertainer and he eventually performed in mony countries. Oreeginally issued circa mid-late 1911 as a Zonophone recording, the words and muisic war bi Harry Lauder. The sang wis later issued and sauld as a 78rpm record bi Victor on its purpie label (PL) 70061 "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" (Lauder) Harry Lauder wi orchestra.

"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" wis ane o Sir Harry's maist famous and best loved sentimental sangs. It wis an aa issued in the 1930's as a 12" recording on HMV no.C.4091.

A reid label scroll Victor wi the sang electrically recorded haes an oval "VE" pressed intae the shellac an the label indicates the pressing wis bi the "Victor Talking Machine Company". This dates the pressing (and recording) sometime atween early 1926 when the scroll logo wis first uised and mid-1929 when RCA bought the Victor Talking Machine Company.

In popular cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" wis sung in the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation film Harry and Tonto. Paul Mazursky's Oscar-winnin film aboot auld age, faimily and luve stars Airt Carney as Harry who sings this sang tae Tonto (his pet cat) as he lay dying in a very sentimental and touching scene. Airt Carney won the 1974 Academy Awaird for Best Actor beatin oot Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino, for thair performances in Lenny, Chinatown and The Godfather Part II respectively. Carney an aa won the Golden Globe for Best Actor Muisical/Comedy.