The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15639 Message #1044083
Posted By: Jim McLean
29-Oct-03 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Smile In Your Sleep / Hush, hush
Subject: RE: Origins: Hush, hush time to be sleeping
Where was our proud highland mettle,
Our men was so famed in battle,
Now stand cowed, huddled like cattle,
And soon to be shipped o'er the ocean.
No use pleading or praying,
Now gone, gone all hope of staying,
So hush, hush the anchors a-weighing,
Don't cry in your sleep, bonnie baby.
Shieling is the correct spelling;
Words and music Jim McLean Published by Duart Music London 1963;
Aka Smile in your Sleep.
No problems about recording as long as credits are given. The MCPS and the PRS do the rest.
The tune is interesting as I have mentioned somewhere else. The version in your blue clicky is my version, published way back, but Barry Taylor sequenced this and called it the Mist Covered Mountains or Chi Mi na Morbheanna which differs considerably in the second part. I based my tune on The MCM but it is NOT the same as MMario found out when I pointed him to the correct tune. A bit confusing? Basically, your blue clicky is my version of the MCM tune but not the same as the tradional MCM.