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Lilac Wine
1950 James Shelton
From "Dance Me a Song", short life musical revue (35 performances) of 1950 directed by James Shelton on Broadway Royale Theatre. The song was performed by Hope Foye, a African American classical opera singer pursued in 1952 by the McCarthy commission, blacklisted and exiled for long years. See the documentary Red Hope? The Blacklisting of Hope Foye.

Various releases and performances of this song on Second Hand Songs.

Recording sessions
1965 September 30-October 1: New York
I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight