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Thread #15639   Message #141143
Posted By: Big Mick
26-Nov-99 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Smile In Your Sleep / Hush, hush
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hush, hush time to be sleeping
Absolutely beautiful song, which I have been singing for about 10 years now. I heard Barley Bree do it, and fell in love with it. It tells a story of the Highland Evictions. This was a period in time when Merry Old England decided, as they did in Ireland, that the trouble with Scotland was those cursed Scottish Highlanders. So they set about evicting them from their land, killing the Clan leaders, etc. By the way, in the third verse, second line, the second word should be "factors" not "battles". The Factor was the man who carried out the Lord's wishes, and usually handled the financial end of things. In the movie "Rob Roy" this man that was taken to the Island and killed by Macgregor's wife. In most cases they were not well liked.

I just had a few minutes and popped in. I miss you all, and will be back on a regular basis in 3 to 4 weeks.

All the best,