(Eric Maschwitz / Simon Posford)
Billy Cotton & his Band, V. Sam Browne
Also recorded by:
Len Fillis, V. Carlisle Cousins
You city of a million melodies
Our hearts are thrilling to the strains that you play
>From dawn till the daylight dies.
Where moonlight fills the air with mystery
And eyes are shining to the gypsy guitars
That sing to the starry sky.
Enchanted city of Columbine and Pierrot,
We know the magic of your spell,
Of our romances, you’re the hero,
Now is the time to say farewell.
Now lovers kiss beneath your linden tree
The world is waiting on the edge of the day
Just waiting to say goodnight.
(Contributed by Bill Huntley - July 2007)