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"Now Is the Hour" is a popular song adapted from a traditional Māori song. It is credited to Maewa Kaihau, Clement Scott & Dorothy Stewart. For the music genre, see Pop music. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ...

Now is the hour when we must bid goodbye.
Soon you'll be sailing far across the sea...

Well-known recordings of the song were made by Gracie Fields, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Kate Smith, and Gale Storm. Gracie Fields' version was an international hit in 1948.[1] Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (January 9, 1898–September 27, 1979), born Grace Stansfield, was an English/Italian singer and comedienne who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Kathryn Elizabeth Kate Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986) was an American singer, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlins God Bless America. Smith had a long career in show business, with a radio, TV and recording career that spanned five decades, reaching its most-remembered zenith... Josephine Owaissa Cottle (born April 5, 1922), better known as Gale Storm, is an American actress/singer. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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