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Lyr Add: Lord, Blow the Moon Out Please

bet 12 Aug 00 - 02:12 PM
Joe Offer 12 Aug 00 - 10:05 PM
GUEST,Judy Cook 13 Aug 00 - 06:21 PM
bet 13 Aug 00 - 08:28 PM
Joe Offer 13 Aug 00 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Judy Cook 13 Aug 00 - 08:43 PM
bet 14 Aug 00 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,Judy Cook 14 Aug 00 - 03:38 PM
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GUEST,Judy Cook 14 Aug 00 - 09:59 PM
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Subject: Bed Is too Small
From: bet
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 02:12 PM

The other night I sang a short song on Hearme. I know it has at least one more verse, do you know it.
Bed is too small for my tiredness
Give me a hill topped with trees
Tuck a cloud up under my chin
Lord, blow the moon out,please.
Thanks, bet


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Subject: ADD: Lord Blow the Moon Out, Please
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 10:05 PM

Hi, Bet - Here's the version I found at Kididdles.
-Joe Offer-

Lord, Blow the Moon Out Please

Words and Music By: Unknown
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Adaptation Copyright © 1999 Terry Kluytmans

Bed is too small for my tiredness;
Give me a hillside with trees.
Tuck a cloud up under my chin.
Lord, blow the moon out, please!

Rock me to sleep in a cradle of dreams;
So that I may slumber in peace.
Tuck a cloud up under my chin.
Lord, blow the moon out, please!

Bed is too small for my tiredness;
Give me a hillside with trees.
Tuck a cloud up under my chin.
Lord, blow the moon out, please!


I think you can ignore the copyright claim. Words are the same as I found in Rise Up Singing, except that the songbook has the second verse this way:
Rock me to sleep in a cradle of dreams,
Sing me a lullaby of leaves
Tuck a cloud up under my chin
Lord, blow the moon out, please.
Song Fest (1948) has "Sing me a lullaby of dreams." I think I like the "Kididdles" version best, but I still don't think they deserve a copyright.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 06:21 PM

Hi,

I learned the song at Girl Scout Camp MayFlather in the 1960's and also recorded it on my first CD "If You Sing Songs." Here's my webpage www.ceimd.com/folksing.htm and here's how I sing the song. My the way, Marion "Candy" Sutton could sing the whole thing in "duck talk"...amazing!

Bed is Too Small

I learned this song at camp May Flather in the 1960's

Bed is too small for my tiredness Give me a hill topped with trees. Tuck a cloud up under my chin. Lord, blow the moon out, please.

Rock me to sleep in a cradle of dreams. Sing me a lullaby of leaves Tuck a cloud up under my chin Lord blow the moon out please

---Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: bet
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 08:28 PM

Joe and Judy, Thanks so much for the help! It has been haunting me. i too learned it at Girl Scout Camp only in the late 50s. Judy, I learned it the way you did. Thanks again!!!! bet


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Subject: Judy Cook's CD
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 08:37 PM

So, Judy, when is your second CD coming out? I really like the first one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 08:43 PM

Thanks Joe!!!

My second CD, "Far From The Lowlands" is out now. Once again it's all unaccompanied songs & ballads. I'll be doing a Midwest tour with it Sep/Oct.

--Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: bet
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 10:24 AM

Judy, will your tour come anywhere close to western Colorado? it looks like I'll probably be alone this fall, empty house, so am looking for things to do, especially on the weekends. bet


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 03:38 PM

Dear Bet,

I tried & failed to get a booking in Colorado (I'm not famous, and there's not a LOT of interest in unaccompanied solo songs & ballads). The closest I'll be is Kansas City on Oct 1 and Tulsa OK on the 5th. That's a long way. But thanks very much for asking.

Cheers, Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: bet
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 05:32 PM

Darn!


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Subject: Judy Cook, Folksinger
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 07:20 PM

Judy's Web Site is here: http://ceimd.com/folksing.htm (click). The links to Judy's recordings don't work, but there's lots of other information.
You can buy her CD's at CAMSCO or Folk-Legacy so Mudcat will get a cut, and I'm sure Judy will have copies of her CD for sale at the FSGW Getaway - right, Judy?
Judy has a wonderful, powerful voice. She interprets songs with imagination and intelligence, and often a nice touch of humor. If you don't mind my mixing metaphors a bit, I think you could say she sings with a twinkle in her eye. It's a real pleasure to hear her sing.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 08:10 PM

Joe, there's Bad HTML in the links. I figured out the "four short samples from Judy's demo tape," (1.33 MB) but couldn't find Billy Grimes the Drover. Judy's delightful - both her personality and her singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 09:59 PM

Thanks Joe & Jeri, you have no idea how good your words make me feel! My webmaster (Dennis) is hurrying to find out what's wrong with the links. He'll no doubt have them fixed quickly.

Yes, I certainly will have both CD's at the Getaway (BG).

--Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 10:18 PM

Judy, the links are to files on a computer instead of to a web address. I'm sure Dennis will figure it out. If not, I know The Secret. :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is to Small
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 09:48 PM

Yup, the links should be working now. Thanks, too, to Art Theime for saying such nice things about the CD & us!

-- Judy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is Too Small
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 12:48 PM

Rock me to sleep in a cradle of dreams,
Sing me a lullaby of trees


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bed Is Too Small
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 03:14 PM

I love the ambiance created in these lyrics. It reminds me of when after spending a year in the mountains in a cabin closely surrounded by trees that after moving back to town on a busy street I had trouble sleeping: Town was too quiet!

(Never mind the tortured syntax of that sentence!)


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