I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers

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I'LL REMEMBER YOU, LOVE, IN MY PRAYERS. AKA - "When the Curtains of Night are Pinned Back," American, Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed in 1869 by American songwriter W.S. (William Shakespeare) Hays [1] (1837-1907) of Louisville, Kentucky. The tune has proved to be quite popular and appears in many songsters of the late 19th century. It continues to have currency today in a variety of traditions, including among Irish, country-western and bluegrass musicians, as both a waltz and song. There are melodic similarities to the older air "Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms."

When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars,
And the beautiful moon sweeps the sky,
And the dew drops of heaven are kissing the rose,
It is then that my memories fly.

Source for notated version: accordion player Bobby Gardiner [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 2, No. 10. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 141.

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An 1869 copy of the sheet music can be seen at the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music [2]




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