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blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby

GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 10 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 10 - 10:59 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Oct 10 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 10 - 02:22 PM
Jack Campin 02 Oct 10 - 07:44 PM
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Subject: blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 10:58 AM

A few days ago, we had a thread going on the song "Blow Ye Winds Southerly." Jim Dixon posted the tune for it right on the thread. So I copied it to play on the piano.

Afterwards the phrase "asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging sea" kept coming into my head, sung to the tune of last few notes of 'Blow Ye Winds Southerly."

Well, waddya know. That is the last line of 'Seal Lullaby' by Rudyard Kipling, one of my favorite poems when I was a kid. And you can sing the entire poem to the tune of "Blow Ye Winds Southerly".

Here is 'Seal Lullaby'


Oh! Hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us,
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
The moon, o'er the combers, looks downward to find us,
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.

Where billow meets billow, then soft be thy pillow,
Oh weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!
The storm shall not wake thee, nor shark overtake thee,
Asleep in the arms of the slow swinging seas!

I bet children and grandchildren everywhere would like it.


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Subject: RE: blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 10:59 AM

Here's the URL of the thread where Jim posted the dots and sticks for the tune:

CLICK HERE


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Subject: RE: blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 02:00 PM

Great! I wouldn't have associated that poem with Kipling, and coupling with "Blow ye winds southerly" couldn't be a better match.


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Subject: RE: blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 02:22 PM

I'm glad you like it!


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Subject: RE: blow ye winds southerly and Seal Lullaby
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 07:44 PM

By a bizarre coincidence I was listening to this touching piece when I saw this thread:

Otter Love

(Doesn't fit the Kipling by a long way, though).


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