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Scottish lullabies, please

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Subject: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Mim
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 01:31 AM

I would like to have a tape or CD of Scottish lullabies. Could anyone recommend one?


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: rosebrook
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 01:31 PM

Mim,

I realize you asked specifically for Scottish lullabies. However, this too is a good compilation CD entitled Celtic Twilight 3: Lullabies. The line up is as so:

1. John O'Dreams - Arcady 2. Castle Of Dromore - Kate Power 3. Connamara Cradle Song - Maireid Sullivan 4. Nightingale's Lullaby - Julie Last 5. Asleep In My Arms - Barbara Higbie 6. Theid Mi Dhachaigh - Talitha MacKenzie 7. Christina - Alasdair Fraser 8. Lagan Love - William Coulter 9. Suantraithe - Noirin Ni Riain 10. Suantrai - Anuna 11. Irish Lullaby - Bill Douglas 12. Lullaby - Arcady 13. Gartan Mother's Lullaby - Linda Arnold 14. All Through The Night - Jeff Johnson/ Brian Dunning

I noticed your request was getting lower and lower on the page with no responses, and I hoped this response would be better than nothing.

Rose


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: BAZ
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 05:43 PM

Rosebrook
That CD looks interesting. have you got anymore info on it? ie. record company etc.
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Kiwi
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 09:57 PM

Hm. Would "Cannily Cannily" count as Scottish?

Slán, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: mim
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 11:55 PM

Thank you, rosebrook. I may be asking for something that doesn't exist but in the meantime until/if I find one I'll try out Celtic Twilight.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: mim
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 11:57 PM

Thank you, Rose. I may be asking for something that doesn't exist but in the meantime until/if I find one I'll try out Celtic Twilight.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Cuilionn
Date: 20 Jul 98 - 12:00 AM

The "Celtic Twilight 3" album is verra guid, tho' I cannae reca' th' outfit whae producit it. There's anither twa recordin's whae micht help ye oot:

1) "The Planet Sleeps" (sori, nae production info on this ane, either) is an international gaitherin' o' lullabyes, an' features beautiful renditions o' "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" (Scots Gaelic) an' an Irish Gaelic song sumpit like--forgie my spellin'--"An Criosd An Siol."

2) "The Celtic Cradle" by--och, dear--Joemy Somebody...She's a lairner o' Celtic Languages, Doon Under, an' she sings all manner o' Celtic lullabyes but disnae include th' wairds in her liner notes. SInce she's singin' in Welsh an' three kinds o' Gaelic, ye think she'd dae us th' kindness...th' tape's still a potential source o' sangs.

3) "So Early In The Morning" (Irish Children's Songs, Rhymes, and Games sung by the Clancy Children) is a grait gaitherin' o' material an' includes some lullabyes alang wi' th' ither stuff. 'Tis currently put oot by Rykodisc, and was originally recorded in 1962. Ye can reach th' company by E-mail at rykodisc.com oor gae aff tae th' sicht at www.TraditionRecords.com

4) "The World Sings Goodnight" tapes ane an' twa baith hae some Scottish an' Irish singin', if I reca' correctly, but it's been a while since I listened tae them sae I cannae say for sure.

5) Almaist all Gaelic singers put ane oor twa songs on ilka tape whae are commonly usit as lullabyes... an' for singin' in Braid Scots, luik tae th' recordin's o' Ewan MacColl oor Sheena Wellington. Here's hopin' this gies ye a few ideas, at least...I jist wish I cuid reca' th' distributors' names for ye!

An beannachd leibh,

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Cuilionn
Date: 20 Jul 98 - 12:16 AM

I'm thinkin' th' Celtic Twilight album was put oot by "Hearts of Space", folks whae typically concern theirsel's wi' NewAge synthesizer ...er... artists. I'll check up on contact information for some o' th' ithers I mentioned... We carry some o' these tapes at th' shop whaur I'm wairkin', sae I'll wricht 'em doon an' try tae post 'em.

An beannachd leibh,

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Jul 98 - 12:50 AM

While we are on this one, there was a Scottish lullaby/ballad that had to do with the Highland evictions that I can't seem to find. The chorus went:

Hush, Hush, time to be sleepin
Hush, Hush, dreams come a creepin
Dreams of peace and of freedom
Don't cry in your sleep, Bonnie Baby

Any got the complete lyrics and chords?
Note from Joe Offer, 5 Sept 2002:
This song, properly known as "Smile in Your Sleep," was written by Jim McLean. It appears unattributed in the Digital Tradition, under the title Don't Cry In Your Sleep (click). Tune and more complete lyrics are in this thread (click)


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Cuilionn
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 04:14 PM

Here ye gae:

I luikit them up at wairk an' found addresses an' producer/distributor names for ye.

1) The Celtic Cradle: Traditional Celtic Lullabies (Jill Rogoff) copyright 1995 Alcazar Productions, P.O. Box 429, Waterbury, VT 05676 (Made in Canada)

2) Celtic Twilight 3: Lullabies (Various Artists) copyright 1996 Hearts Of Space, P.O. Box 31321, San Francisco, CA 94131 (web address: www.HOS.com)

3) The Planet Sleeps (Various Artists) copyright 1997 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. Manufactured by The Work Group, 2100 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (50 cents donated to UNICEF for each retail sale)

Gabh spòrs,

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Barry Finn
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 04:47 PM

That Celtic Twilight 3, what's up with that Talitha (Claypool Nelson) MacKenzie & how's she getting on & how's her stuff? It's been many years. Barry


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: John Nolan
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 06:40 PM

Let sleeping dogs lie, Barry.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: alison
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 08:31 PM

Hi,

What about "Coulter's candy". Apparently he was a real person who walked around with a tall hat on, filled with sweets for the kids.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: MINER'S LULLABY (Matt McGinn)
From: Anne Cormack
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 09:52 AM

Here's one for you, written by Matt McGinn

MINER'S LULLABY

Lie still ma dear, and in your ear, tae help you close your eyes,
I'll sing a song, a slumber song, a miner's lullaby.

Chorus:

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon ma darlin', coorie doon the day,
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon ma darlin', coorie doon the day.

Your daddy's doon the mine, ma darlin, doon in the Curlby Main,
Your daddy's howkin' coal, ma darlin', for his ain we wean.

There's darkness doon the mine, ma darlin', darkness, dust and damp,
But we maun hae oor heat, oor light, oor fire and oor lamp.

Your daddy coories doon, ma darlin', doon in a three foot seam,
So you can coorie doon, ma darlin', coorie doon and dream.

"coorie doon" means snuggle in - if that helps

You'll find the tune on an album by Cilla Fisher and Artie Tresize - I can't remember the name, but if you're interested I'll look for it.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Barry Finn
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 05:35 PM

Hi John, wanted to see how the Scottish singing tradition was holding up & if there's any strain. Barry


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: John Nolan
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 06:50 PM

"The craw killed the pussy-o" is an old favorite.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DREAM ANGUS
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 07:28 PM

Big Mick,

The song you mention reminds me of Dream Angus:

Can you no hush your weepin'?
All the wee lambs are sleepin';
Birdies are nestlin', nestlin' together--
Dream Angus is hurtlin' through the heather.

CH: Dreams tae sell, fine dreams tae sell.
Angus is here with dreams tae sell.
Hush now my bairnie, and sleep without fear;
Dream Angus will bring you a dream, my dear.

Sweet the lavrock sings at morn,
Heraldin' in a bright new morn.
Wee lambs they coorie doon together,
Alang with their ewies in the heather.

CH

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I heard that on an "Orealis" recording. (They are a band from Quebec that plays Scottish music.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLASGOW LULLABY (Eric Bogle)
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 07:30 PM

I thought of another one, although not a happy one.

Glasgow Lullaby
(Eric Bogle)

Hush wee babby, for yer daddy's comin' in
Stumblin' up the stair and missin' every yin
Rotten wi' beer and stinkin' o' gin
He's drunk again -- as usual

Oh my God, it's a weary, weary life
Who wid be a drinkin' man's wife
Who wid thole a' this trouble and this strife
Who but a silly woman

Hush wee babby, he's comin' in the door
Drunken big feet are skitin' over the floor
He's had a bucket, but he's thirstin' for more
He disnae ken when he's beaten

Hush wee babby, listen tae him sittin' there
Wi his bloodshot eyes and his tangled hair
Mooth fu' o' big talk and eyes fu' o' despair
And blaming me -- as usual

Hush wee babby, yer daddy's gone tae bed
The morn he'll no' remember a' the things he said
But his tongue wis sharp and a' the wounds they bled
But then I'm used tae bleedin'

Hush wee babby and close yer weary eyes
Cuddle intae mammy and stop yer tired wee cries
And in the mornin' when ye decide ta arise
Yer mammy will be here waitin'

copyright Larrikin Music


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Helen
Date: 25 Jul 98 - 08:20 PM

I've asked for info on this song before, and Bruce O gave me some info on other related songs but does anyone know the words to The Water Kelpie, which I believe is an old Scottish lullaby about a horse[?] which can change into human form. I have the written music - melody and chords only, but no words.

I've been looking for info about it and the words for many years, but no luck so far.

Thanks, Helen


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 Jul 98 - 10:37 AM

There are 3 'Water-Kelpie' songs with tunes in JFSS, #16, p. 160-63 (1911).


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 12:53 AM

Thanks Bruce, but what is JFSS?

I don't have access to a good library for music books in the city where I live, so it is difficult to find book sources for your references. Do you know of an internet source for the words?

Helen


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: ellen@rivernet.net
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 02:48 AM

I don't know if I am in the right section or not, but I have been looking for the words in the song called "In The Gloaming" If anyone can help me, would you send the words to me at my e-mail address. I am second generation Scottish and would much appreciate it if someone could help me with this. Many thanks to whoever may find the time for me. Ellen


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 08:09 AM

Big Mick asked about a Highland Clearance lullaby - the one you're looking for is in the database, I think the title is "Don't Cry in Your Sleep". I learned a verse that's not in the dbase from a recording by Isle St. Clair

We stood our heads bowed in prayer While factors stripped our cottages bare The smoke climbed the clean mountain air And many were dead by the morning

Pretty grim for a lullaby, now that I think about it.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 01:55 PM

JFSS is Journal of the Folk Song Society (London).


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: alison
Date: 28 Jul 98 - 07:15 AM

Ellen,

It's much easier for us to help if you start a new thread for each request, othrewise your request gets lost. I'll start one for you. Good luck.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Cuilionn
Date: 29 Jul 98 - 02:22 AM

Th' song Big Mick was askin' aboot airlier... I cannae gie ye th' exact lyrics oor chordin' for it, but I can tell ye th' tune: Tis th' verra same ane usit for th' Gaelic song "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna," ("I will see the great mountains") which is on ane o' th' Rankin Family's recordin's an' sung by mony ithers. There mun be sheet music an' sic for this ane, but I'm no' sartain jist whaur tae direct ye, for I've nae been able tae find a hantle o' Gaelic sheet music mysel'. I dae hae my Gaelic choir director's arrangement o' it written oot, but 'tis set oot for fowr-pairt choir an' no' for instruments. Micht be able tae snail-mail it tae ye if ye cannae find anither source.

Gabh spòrs,

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Sophie
Date: 29 Jul 98 - 06:17 PM

Aaaargh, I know that "Hush Hush"one. I think the Poozies/Sileas sing it, but I'm not sure. Either it's them or it's just a friend of mine who sings it. I'll ask him when I see him. Another grim but very beautiful one is on Catherine-Ann MacPhee's "Canan Nan Gailheal"called "An Nighean Nan Geng Taladh" which is about a dead mother coming back as a ghost because their step-parents beat her children. Must be very reassuring if you're a kid.*G* The album has only the one lullaby but since it is very beautiful I though I'd mention it anyway. Sophie


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Subject: Lyrics for Suantraithe (Lullabies) Noirin Ni Ria
From: GUEST,celticcowgirl
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 06:53 PM

Does any one have thelyrics to Suantraithe (Lullabies)sung by Noirin Ni Rian? Desperate


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: GUEST,scotus
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 09:26 PM

Sorry celticcowgirl, can't help you, but I notice that no-one has posted "Hishieba" from the late great Jeannie Robertson.

Chorus -

Hishieba, noo am yir maw, hishieba ma dearie, oh
Oh, o hishieba, noo am yir maw, but the deil kens wha's yir bairnie,o

Jack


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Megan L
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 12:10 PM

What about the Shetland lulaby Baloo Balearie

Baloo Balearie,Baloo Balearie,Baloo Balearie, baloo ballee
gang awa peerie fairie, gang awa peerie fairie,gang awa peerie fairie frae oo ben door.

or Hush a bye Blackie both were sung by Shirley and Larry Peterson many years ago


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 04:16 PM

The Slee One, sung by Jean Redpath is a good Scottish Lullabye.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Effsee
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 04:25 PM

"but the deil kens wha's yir bairnie,o"......for bairnie substitute "faither".


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: GUEST,Billy
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 08:53 PM

I can't recommend it - but when I was a wee lad, my daddie used to lull me to sleep playing Scottish lullabies on his bagpipes.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Scotus
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 04:40 PM

Humble apologies - Effsee is correct it's faither - no' bairnie.

Jack


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Boab
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 01:39 AM

"Dream Angus"
"Can ye no hush yer weepin,
A' the wee bairns are sleepin,
Birds are a-nestlin', nestlin' the gither,
Dream Angus comes hirplin' oer the heather."

"Dreams to sell, fine dreams to sell--
Angus is comin' wi' dreams to sell,
A' the wee birds an' beasts are a-sleepin',
But my bonnie bairn lies weepin', weepin'"

A nice one; there's another verse. Maybe somebody can point to the tune?


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: GUEST,Elinor
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 01:33 PM

There's Celtic Lullabies by Putamayo, (you can find then at some Starbucks or Indigo), I haven't listened to it yet though.
Has Dream Angus on it.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 03:14 PM

The Christ Child's Lullaby:
http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tab/tab1/ccl1.html

There are quite a few recordings of it. I am partly responsible for this contemporary arrangement of it being written:
http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=27056

Alison MacMorland has recorded some good ones, a long time ago.


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 10:45 PM

Though there are lots of peaceful melodies which can serve as lullabies, I always think of them as songs with lyrics
Here are some of my favorites
Scottish
Chro Callain
Hovan Hovan (I left my baby lying here)
Scots Cradle song (balloo, balloo my wee wee thing)
Hushabye Bairnie
Bonnie at Morn
Dance to your Daddy
-------
"Celtic"
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
Hear the wind blow
Wexford Lullaby (John Renbourn)
Sweet and Low(wind of the western sea)
White wings (they never grow weary)
All through the night
All the pretty horses
Suo Gan
The Fairy tale lullaby (John Martyn)
Isle au haut Lullaby (Gordon Bok)


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 03:38 AM

Rhona MacLeod is a Scottish Australian folkie living in Sydney. She has produced a beautiful CD of lullabies including:

the Fairy lullabye


The Cradle Song

and

Hush a Ba, Ma Bairnie


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Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 07:35 AM

Go to http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/ and search for "lullaby" (note, NOT the American pseudo-archaic "lullabye"). You get 303 results with audio.


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