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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
567 Goodnight, Vienna Ray Noble & his NMDO Eric Maschwitz / Geo.Posford w/m `32 London April 7, 1932 OB-3063-1 HMV B-6172, Victor 24064, Electrola EG-2567 HMV C-2740 HMV K-6570 HMV C-2740 "Jubilee Music Hall Parade", Side 3 of a 2 -record set, contains an excerpt. Ray Noble directing Max Goldberg and Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Tony Thorpe (trombone); Laurie Payne (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones); Bob Wise (clarinet and alto saxophone); Reg. Pink or Harry Carter (clarinet and tenor saxophone); 2 violins; Harry Berly (viola); unknown ’cello; Jack Evetts (string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). London, April 7, 1932.

Goodnight, Vienna
Goodnight, Vienna

Goodnight, Vienna

(Eric Maschwitz / Geo.Posford)

Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

Goodnight Vienna,
You city of a million melodies
Our hearts are thrilling to the strains that you play
From dawn till the daylight dies

Goodnight Vienna,
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

Goodnight Vienna
Now lovers kiss beneath your linden tree
The world is waiting on the edge of the day
Just waiting to say goodnight