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Turtle Scottish Emigrant Songs (101* d) RE: Scottish Emigrant Songs 16 Oct 00


Hi Susanne,

Thanks for posting that link to the Shores of Sutherland. What makes it all more circular and wonderful is that I was the one who gave Susan A-R that tape of Alistair MacDonald a few years ago. I got it in turn from a friend who grew up with the recording because her dad had emigrated from Scotland to the US. It's just a second-generation tape she dubbed off the vinyl, and so there's no information with it about either the song or the singer. I think the album was called "Scottish Battle Ballads".

Thyme2dream: Yes, the lyrics you posted are the ones I know as "Don't Cry In Your Sleep". They came off that same Alistair MacDonald tape, which has no information about the songs at all, including their titles, so it could very well be called the Highland Lullaby there as well, for all I know. Someone above identified the tune as "the mist-covered mountains", but I haven't yet tracked that down to see if it's the same tune I know. It is lovely, isn't it?

Turtle


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