The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15639 Message #2847401
Posted By: Jim McLean
23-Feb-10 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Smile In Your Sleep / Hush, hush
Subject: RE: Origins: Hush, hush time to be sleeping
Sorry Jim, there seems to be many titles for Junior Crehan's song. This from Irishinfo
I think we are discussing three melodies here:
1. Chi mi na Mòr-bheanna was written (as Dùil ri Baile Chaolais fhaicinn) by John Cameron of Ballachulish (c.1856). The tune wasn't originally Gaelic; nor is it "ancient." It's an adaptation of Johnny's so long at the Fair, which itself probably isn't older than the second half of the 18th century, and may not even be Scottish.(copied from a previous post by Malcolm Douglas)
2. Mist covered Mountains of Home; a pipe version of Chi mi but differs on various main parts of the melody, used by me.
3. Junior Crehan's melody in jig time which has various titles but is definitely not the same as either of the two above.
I agree with Jack that 'The strongest I'd put it is that Crehan's tune might be vaguely inspired by the Scottish one'.