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Transatlantic Lullaby
First line:
New York skyscrapers are sleeping
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Track 12 on CDH55422 [5'16] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Transatlantic Lullaby
Geoffrey Wright’s Transatlantic Lullaby is a song of immediate appeal, and was written in 1936 for a Gate Theatre musical on that most English of subjects, an English prep school; the matron is an American floozie who sings her charges to sleep with her Transatlantic Lullaby. Both the soft-shoe shuffle of the refrain and the haunting parallel triads that accompany the singer’s opening lines unerringly conjure up the sleeping city.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 1988

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