Love's Old Sweet Song

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"Love's Old Sweet Song"
Published 1884
Language English
Writer G. Clifton Bingham
Composer James Lynam Molloy

Love's Old Sweet Song is an Irish folk song published in 1884 by composer James Lynam Molloy and lyricist G. Clifton Bingham. The first line of the song is "Just A Song At Twilight", and it is sometimes misidentified as such.

The song has been recorded by many artists, including John McCormack and Clara Butt. The song is alluded to in James Joyce's Ulysses as being sung by Molly Bloom.

The song was recorded in 1923 for a two-reel short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.[1] It also appeared as the theme in the orchestral score in John Barrymore's 1926 picture The Sea Beast.[2]


  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ "The Sea Beast". The New York Times. 16 January 1926. Retrieved 7 December 2014.