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Subject: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: The Fenian
Date: 24 Nov 98 - 01:37 PM

I'm lookin' for some lullabyes but not the sappy kind like hush little baby don't say a word and the like. An example of the kind of lullabye I'm talkin' about is Lullabye of London by the Pogues. Anyway any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I know to search under lullabyes but I was wondering if anyone knew of some more along the Pogues song type. Thanks, Fenian


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 24 Nov 98 - 02:08 PM

Try Tom Lehrer's "MLF Lullaby", which is not in the DT. If the reason is that Lehrer didn't give permission to include it, I won't post it here, but if it's okay, I'll add it to Dick and Susan's Christmas present, and John can post the tune from Brisbane if he feels like it.

There's a charming lullaby about Lawrence of Arabia in Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 24 Nov 98 - 03:00 PM

I forgot this, from Cox and Box (1866), libretto by Sir F. C. Burnand, music by Arthur Sullivan before he met Gilbert. I have no worries about copyright. By the way, it might help your search to use the correct spellings of "lullaby" and "lullabies".

Box. Hush'd is the bacon on the grid,
I'll take a nap and close my eye,
Soon shall I be nodding, nodding nid,
Nid nodding, nodding, nodding, nodding.
Singing lullaby,
Lullaby, Lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Hush a bye bacon, on the coal top,
Till I awaken, there you will stop,
Hush a bye bacon, on the coal top,
Lullaby, lullaby, lullaby, lullaby, lullaby.

Sleep, gentle bacon, smoke amid,
Which, circling up, smile on the fry,
While I am nodding, nodding nid,
Nid nodding, nodding, nodding, nodding.

Singing lullaby,
Lullaby, Lullaby,
Lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Hush a bye bacon, on the coal top,
Till I awaken, there you will stop,
Hush a bye bacon, on the coal top,
Lullaby, lullaby, lullaby, lullaby, lullaby. He falls asleep.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Bert
Date: 24 Nov 98 - 03:29 PM

Can't resist plugging one of mine.

http://www.mudcat.org/bert/songs/angel.html


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 07:39 AM

I just heard the Cape Breton lullaby and found the tune to be very haunting, and the words are interesting too:

Driftwood is burning blue
Wild walk the wall shadows
Night winds are riding high
High above the lochie meadows....

Do a forum search on lullab*, you'll pull up some previous threads on this subject.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 07:52 AM

OOPS! DON'T do a forum search using "*" as a wildcard, it didn't work. Just search on lullaby and that brings up a number of threads with lullaby and lullabye in the subject. The longest thread is lullaby land, the complete words to Cape Breton lullaby are in a seperate thread by that name.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Animaterra
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 12:42 PM

Fenian, I don't know quite what you mean by sappy, but I do like "First Star Lullabye" by Kim Wallach; it's in the DT (thanks, Dick!). Although soft and sweet, it's got a gentle humor for the unwillingly wakeful parent.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 01:41 PM

If you're in a nasty mood, look up {Mama Sings].


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Alice
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 01:55 PM

There is Tom Paxton's "Little Brand New Baby", written for Andrew Arthur Okun, born Sept 29, 1962. Words and music can be found in the songbook "Ramblin' Boy and other songs by Tom Paxton" Oak Publications.

alice


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Subject: Lyr Add: TUTU MARAMBA (BOOGIE MAN) (Brazilian)
From: Magdelena
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 08:13 PM

This is a Brazilian lullaby called Tutu Maramba (Boogie Man).

Tutu Maramba, stay far far away,
Or papa will come and will chase you away.
Tutu Maramba, stay far far away,
Or papa will come and will chase you away.
Sleep you child of grace, you momma's baby and her joy.
Sleep you tiny fellow you are mother's little boy.
(repeat)


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Magdelena
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 08:15 PM

This is a Brazilian lullaby called Tutu Maramba(Boogie Man). Tutu Maramba, stay far far away, or papa will come and will chase you away. Tutu Maramba, stay far far away, or papa will come and will chase you away. Sleep you child of grace, you momma's baby and her joy. Sleep you tiny fellow you are mother's little boy. (repeat) bye bye(means hush hush) It's a very haunting sort of song and can be sung in Brazilian, but I don't know it. I'm sure you could get the music at any store that sells choral music.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: McMusic
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 09:38 PM

Try the beautiful Irish lullabye, The Castle Of Dromore. It's gorgeous!


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: The Fenian
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 09:29 PM

McMusic, is ther anywhere where I could here the tune or get the chords to it becuase the lyrics are beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 10:02 PM

ROCKABYE BABY

Rockabye baby, on the treetop,
When you grow up, you'll work in a shop.
When you get married, your wife will work, too,
So that the rich will have nothing to do.

Rockabye baby, on the treetop,
When you grow old, your paycheck will stop.
After you've spent the little you save,
First to the poorhouse, then to the grave.

@parody @work @political @lullaby
filename[ ROCKBABY
RG

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 14-Oct-02.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Alice
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 11:54 PM

Fenian, Castle of Dromore was recorded by Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem under the title "October Winds", and is in the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Songbook, which can be purchased thru the Mudcat. Click on 'Support the Mudcat' and choose either Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. The sonbook is available from either bookseller.

Another lullaby they recorded that I really like is " Singin' Bird". The DT has it with the title of "My Singing Bird", two verses as recorded by Jean Redpath. The Clancy Brothers' version has another verse and a chorus not in the DT.

Additional verse for "Singin' Bird"

Oh, I will climb a high, high tree
And I'll rob a wild bird's nest.
And I'll bring back my singin' bird
To the arms that I love best.
chorus
But there's none of them can sing so sweet
My singin' bird as you.
Aah_______ aah___________
My singin' bird, as you.

****** alice in montana


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Subject: Lyr Add: OCTOBER WINDS
From: Alice
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 12:07 AM

I just noticed that the version of October Winds or Castle of Dromore that is in the database is a little different than the Clancy Bros version. This is the way it is written in their songbook.

OCTOBER WINDS
arrangement ©62 TIPARM music

The October winds lament around the castle of Dromore
Yet peace is in her lofty halls, my loving treasure store.
Though Autumn leaves may droop and die, a bud of spring are you.

chorus
Sing hush-aby loo, la loo, lo-lan,
Sing hush-aby loo, la lo.

Bring no ill-will to hinder us, my helpless babe and me
Dread spirits of the Blackwater, Clan Owen's wild banshee.
And Holy Mary pitying us, in heaven for grace doth sue.

chorus
Sing hush-aby loo, la loo, lo-lan,
Sing hush-aby loo, la lo.

Take time to thrive my ray of hope, in the garden of Dromore,
Take heed young eaglet til thy wings are feathered fit to soar.
A little rest, and then the world is full of work to do.

chorus
Sing hush-aby loo, la loo, lo-lan,
Sing hush-aby loo, la lo.

*****

alice


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 06:15 AM

Fenian,

When my children were young enough to be sung to sleep, I did not limit myself to lullabies. Any quiet song with a repetitive melody seemed fine. I found spirituals to be wonderful resources. My favorite to sing to my two boys was "Oh, Freedom". It is in the DT. I could not follow the tune in the midi that is offered there, but it would be a start. I remember it best from the singing of Odetta.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LONG ROAD IS TAKING US HOME
From: Songbob
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 12:21 PM

I've liked Tom Paxton's "The Long Road Is Taking Us Home," from his car songs recording (don't recall the actual title). It's perfect in its description of the feeling of ending a long road trip, the kind that has the kids sleeping in the back seat when you finally get home.

Here are the lyrics I remember:

THE LONG ROAD IS TAKING US HOME

Down through the valley, and up through the glen,
Round the big mountain, and back down again.
Mile after mile, right down to the end,
The long road is taking us home.

Chorus:

The long road is taking us home.
The long road is taking us home.
Poor weary travellers, off on our own,
The long road is taking us home.

Sheep on the mountain come home to their sheds,
Poor weary travelers long for their beds;
Now we are ready to lay down our heads,
The long road is taking us home.

Repeat Chorus

Out on the prairie we drive through the storm
The wind may blow high and the lightning perform;
We're headed for where we'll be safe, dry and warm,
The long road is taking us home.

Repeat Chorus

Soft as the moonlight the lullaby goes,
Down through the valley the deep river flows.
Weary with traveling, the wanderer knows
The long road is taking us home.


Copyright 1993(?) Tom Paxton

There you have it. You'll have to buy his recording, though, to get the music. I heartily recommend it.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 01:35 PM

On the subject of songs that lull to sleep but aren't lullabys, my husband puts our daughter to sleep by humming a slow "Amazing Grace", and I've found that many sea chantys, taken at a slow pace, are good.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: BSeed
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 06:25 PM

Malvina Reynolds' great lullaby, "Turn Around," is in the database. It's a truly beautiful song. And Dick, I love your "Rock-a-bye Baby," but I wouldn't use it as a lullaby: going to sleep with that as your final thought wouldn't make for sweet dreams. Malvina Reynolds wrote another lovely song with a lullaby-like melody which I also wouldn't recommend: "What Have They Done to the Rain?" It's also in the database. --seed


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Renaleigh
Date: 27 Nov 98 - 07:23 PM

There's a cool song called Circle Game that's about a kid growing up. It's in the data Base,too.


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: McMusic
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 05:06 AM

Alice, you took the words right out of my keyboard. And, by the way, did anyone mention John O' Dreams (I didn't go through all of the threads)? This is a really beautiful song! Ah, Fenian, i'd have answered sooner, but I was away from the 'Cat for a few days. Thank God for Alice; she came through.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GARTAN MOTHER'S LULLABY and CONNEMARA...
From: Alice
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 11:20 AM

Fenian, I have my favorite lullabies, like Gartan Mother's Lullaby (it is mis-spelled in the database as garton) and the Connemara Cradle Song. I know I have submitted this before, but a forum search returns only some of the threads to which I contributed, not all.

THE GARTAN MOTHER'S LULLABY
from County Donegal
words by Seosamh MacCathmhaoil
collected by Herbert Hughes

Sleep, Oh babe, for the red bee hums The silent twilight fall,
Aoibheal* from the grey rock comes, to wrap the earth enthrall,
A lyan van o, my child, my joy, My love and heart's desire,
The crickets sing you lullaby, beside the dying fire.

Dusk is drawn and the green man's thorn is wreathed in rings of fog,
Sheevra sails his boat til morn, upon the starry bog.
A lyan van o, the paly moon hath brimmed her cusp in dew,
And weeps to hear the sad sleep tune I sing my love, to you.
Sleep, Oh babe, for the red bee hums The silent twilight fall,
Aoibheal* from the grey rock comes, to wrap the earth enthrall,
A lyan van o, my child, my joy, My love and heart's desire,
The crickets sing you lullaby, beside the dying fire.

*Aoibheal (pronounced Eeval) is the name of the banshee, or fairy woman, of ancient times that was attached to the kingly house of O'Brien. She haunted the grey rock of Craglea above Killaloe, near the old palace of Kincora.

lyan is pronounced 'linn'

The lovliest singing of The Gartan Mother's Lullaby that I have heard is by Mary O'Hara.... you can get the recording through the Mudcat by searching CD Now for Mary O'Hara's "Irish Traditional Folksongs". She sings in both English and Gaelic and accompanies herself on the Irish harp. The recording is from the 50's.

--------- I submitted this before, as well, but a forum search does not return the thread where you could find it. Here it is again:

CONNEMARA CRADLE SONG
music and words by Delia Murphy
tune is an even more mournful variation of Down In The Valley

On wings of the wind, o'er the dark rolling deep,
Angels are coming to watch o'er thy sleep.
Angels are coming to watch over thee,
So list' to the wind coming over the sea.

chorus
Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow,
Lean your head over, and hear the wind blow.

Oh winds of the night, may your fury be crossed,
May no one who's dear to our island be lossed,
Blow the wind gently, calm be the foam,
Shine the light brightly to guide them back home.

chorus

The currachs are sailing way out in the blue,
Laden with herrin' of silvery hue,
Silver the herrin' and silver the sea,
And soon there'll be silver, for baby and me.

chorus

The currachs tomorrow will stand on the shore,
And daddy goes sailin', a sailin' no more,
The nets will be drying, the nets heaven blessed,
And safe in my arms, dear, your daddy will rest.
chorus

I have the recording of the lullaby as done by Clancy Bros and Tommy Makem on Irish Folksongs and Airs. CD Now also lists it as recorded by Tommy Drennan and Irish Monarchs.

********

alice in montana


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: gargoyle
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 12:42 PM

One of my favorites, as a child, came from Alice's Adventure in Wonderland "Oh, don't bother me," said the Duchess: "I never could abide figures," And with that she began nursing her child again, singing a sort of lullaby to it as she did so and giving it a violent shake at the end of every line:

"Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes;
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases."

CHORUS (in which the cook and baby joined)
"Wow! wow! wow!"

When the Duchess sang the second verse of the song, she kept tossing the baby violently up and down, and the poor little thing howled so, that Alice could hardly hear the words:

"I speak severely to my boy,
I beat him when he sneezes;
For he can thoroughly enjoy
The pepper when he pleases!"

CHORUS "Wow! wow! wow!"


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: BSeed
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 04:02 PM

Gargoyle, why am I not surprised when you post a lullaby about child abuse? --seed


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: alison
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 12:03 AM

Hi,

I added the tunes for "The Castle of Dromore" and "The connemara cadle song". I posted them in separate threads... so they don't get lost.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: gargoyle
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 12:54 AM

B.S.

As usual, you did not read the START of the THREAD, or you chose to intentionally post, off topic.

Specificaly, she requested anything other than the SAPPY Kind AKA "Turn Around."


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Barbara
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 01:25 AM

The lullaby of Malvina's that I like best is Morningtown Ride, and while it's not (at least doesn't appear to be) in the database, it IS in that other bastion of folksong words; Rise Up Singing.
A while back, Joe entered some of her songs, was that one, Joe? I'll look some more, and if I can't find it, I'll post it. It's got the line in it,
"Rockin' rollin' riding,
Out along the Bay
All bound for Morningtown,
Many miles away
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: BSeed
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 01:37 AM

You just won't give it up, will you, Gargoyle. How did you get so obsessed with me? It kind of reminds me of an old Peanuts cartoon: Linus is talking to Charlie Brown about a girl in his class (I don't remember the exact words, Googles, so you can look them up and post them and challenge my intellectual honesty or whatever)--"I walked up to her but I couldn't think of a thing to say...so I hit her." Does it go beyond grokking me, Giggles? --seed


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Subject: RE: Lullabyes? Got any?
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 07:18 PM

I was not sure what sort of lullaby you really wanted, but I've resisted the temptation (until now) to refer to The Liverpool Lullaby.

O you are a mucky kid,
Dirty as a dustbin lid.
When he hears the things you did,
You'll gerra belt from your Daa.

You look so lovely lying there,
Strawberry jam tats in yer hair.
In all the world, yer've norra care,
And I have got so many.

I'm sure someone can add the rest of it to this rather non-PC show of . . . whatever it shows.

The strawberry jam tats arise, of course, from the flagrant misuse of jam butties.

Bobby Bob.


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