IN THE MISSION BY THE SEA
(Billy Hill / Peter De Rose)
Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees - 1937
Horace Heidt & His Orch. (vocal: Larry Cotton) - 1937
Billy Thorburn & His Music (vocal: Eddie Guray) - 1937
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma orch. (vocal: Kenny Sargent) - 1937
Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. - 1937
Bing Crosby - 1937
Zora Layman & The Hometowners - 1937
Joe Loss & His Orch. (vocal: Chick Henderson) - 1937
Henry Hall & His Orch. (vocal: Bob Mallin & Leslie Douglas) - 1937
Arthur Tracy - 1937
as recorded by
Billy Thorburn & His Music
(vocal - Eddie Guray & vocal trio)
In my dreams I'm wishing I could be
In the little mission by the sea,
Where we heard the organ playing
A moonlight reverie.
Through the years the moonlight has remained,
Till the mission windows have been stained
With the memory of you, dear,
The night you came to me.
Maybe I shall hear once more, dear,
The echo of a village choir.
Maybe you'll come near once more, dear,
And keep alive this flickering fire.
Maybe then the Angelus will waken
Memories that should never be forsaken,
Then we'll meet once more in the moonlight
In the mission by the sea!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2015)