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Thread #15639   Message #141128
Posted By: Alice
26-Nov-99 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Smile In Your Sleep / Hush, hush
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hush, hush time to be sleeping
There are two different tunes that are called Mist Covered Mountains, and the one for this lullaby I have also heard called Mist on the Mountain. If you put "Mist" in the forum search and set the days to 3 years, you will find the Mist Covered Mountains threads, including the one that provides Gaelic. That is the one I think you are referring to ... Oro, soon shall I see them, oh hee ro, see them oh, see them....

This tune to the lullaby is played by a couple of the fiddle players at our session, and I know it is a bit varied from the other Mist Covered Mountains. The fiddle player that wrote out the lyrics mentioned a recording that he has of it, but I can't remember the name of the band who did it. If no one here comes up with it, I'll ask him some other time. Maybe they are just playing it in their own variation so that it doesn't sound so much the same to me.