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Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)

Jim Dixon 21 Mar 10 - 02:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 02:51 PM

[message copied from another thread:]

I have a question about Allie Windwick. I am looking for a song that I think is by him called 'Orkney Lullaby'.

I know that there is another 'Orkney Lullaby' written by the American poet, Eugene Field in the 1800s. It has since been put to music by an American composer, Donna Gartman Schultz.

What I would like to know is: Did Allie Windwick write his own 'Orkney Lullaby'? or Has Allie Windwick at some point performed Eugene Field's 'Orkney Lullaby'.

I hope that is all clear, does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you

Sarah


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Subject: Lyr Add: ORKNEY LULLABY (Eugene Field)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 02:53 PM

Just for comparison, here's the other poem Sarah referred to.

This is not the answer to her question!

From A Little Book of Western Verse by Eugene Field (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890), page 34:


ORKNEY LULLABY.
Eugene Field

A moonbeam floateth from the skies,
      Whispering, "Heigho, my dearie!
I would spin a web before your eyes,—
A beautiful web of silver light,
Wherein is many a wondrous sight
Of a radiant garden leagues away,
Where the softly tinkling lilies sway,
And the snow-white lambkins are at play,—
      Heigho, my dearie!"

A brownie stealeth from the vine
      Singing, "Heigho, my dearie!
And will you hear this song of mine,—
A song of the land of murk and mist
Where bideth the bud the dew hath kisst?
Then let the moonbeam's web of light
Be spun before thee silvery white,
And I shall sing the livelong night,—
      Heigho, my dearie!"

The night wind speedeth from the sea,
      Murmuring, "Heigho, my dearie!
I bring a mariner's prayer for thee;
So let the moonbeam veil thine eyes,
And the brownie sing thee lullabies;
But I shall rock thee to and fro,
Kissing the brow he loveth so,
And the prayer shall guard thy bed, I trow,—
      Heigho, my dearie!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 03:48 PM

Tried the Orkney Big Song Project? Just type that into Google!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 05:40 PM

Thank you for your help,it is much appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 08:04 AM

I think the orkney lullaby you are referring to is actually called Sleepy Laddie by Allie Windwick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 08:15 AM

almost the words as I remember them but we sang "My boony laddies sleepin"

SLEEPY PEEDIE LADDIE

Lies low the sun and shadows tall
across the fields are creepin'
And soon the big round yellow moon
will o'er the brae come deepin'
Haste ye noo, lay by your barrow,
Daddy'l mend the broken wheel tomorrow
Come ye in and get ye bedded doon,
It's time my lad was sleepin'.

Come put ye on your wee white goon (gown)
afore the peat fire cheery,
I'll gang the mornin' tae the toon (town)
for sweeties for my dearie
Hush ye noo and stop your sighin'
Or Wee Willie Winkie'll come a-pryin'
Snug ye doon, my lad, and sleep ye soond (sound)
For mommie's sittin' near ye.

He's played all day wi' golden sun,
and weary is my laddie
His curly head is noddin',
and he's greetin' for his daddy.
Wist ye noo, my brave wee fellow,
tears'll wet your cozy cozy pillow
Close your eyes while Mother sings to you,
My sleepy peedie laddie.

Go softly, softly, ane and all,
and gentle wi' your speakin'
He's turned his wee face to the wall
And ceased his plaintive weepin'
Dream ye sweet, my bonny fellow,
Eyes so blue and hair so yellow yellow
Hush now, lightly let your footsteps fall,
for my wee laddie's sleepin'.

you can hear it about half way through this you tube
about 2:13 in on this is a couple verses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 08:49 AM

Thanks, Megan. It's a fine song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orkney Lullaby (Allie Windwick?)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 12 - 04:38 PM

Allie Windwick wrote "Sleepie Laddie" around 1950. I am his daughter, and he wrote it for my brother who was a baby at the time. It was locally known as an Orkney Lullaby. Exquisite words and music! Enjoy, Thora.


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