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Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)

31 Mar 01 - 07:26 AM (#429897)
Subject: lyric/music
From: GUEST,ken

does anyone recall a tune possibly by hank snow called the atlantic lullaby.


31 Mar 01 - 07:31 AM (#429899)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music
From: GUEST,ewcalder@nbnet.nb.ca

I have the words for the song Atlantic Lullabye.


31 Mar 01 - 12:17 PM (#430005)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music
From: GUEST,kenforgeron@sympatico.ca

hey ew calder from nouveau brunswick ken forgeron here, former haligonian now living in toronto. if you have the words to atlantic lullaby, i would really appreciate a copy. i have the music in my head, its just the words i can't recall.

ken


31 Mar 01 - 01:30 PM (#430049)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music
From: wysiwyg

Please stick around and join, you two!

Hope you will post the words here.


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31 Mar 01 - 01:35 PM (#430057)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music
From: wysiwyg

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~S~


31 Mar 01 - 01:41 PM (#430061)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music
From: wysiwyg

I just finished reading the whole thread that the above clicky will take you to. Be sure when you use that link you click again from there to the thread... I think the song you are looking for is in there, WITH CHORDS! Plus lots of other info.

~Susan


18 Apr 01 - 05:02 PM (#443727)
Subject: ADD: Atlantic Lullabye
From: wysiwyg

From ewcalder (Wendy), via e-mail.

~S~


ATLANTIC LULLABY
C. Smith & R. Smith

There's a place so dear to me
Nestled by the blue, blue sea,
Where the women folk are noted for their pie.
Where the sweet mayflower grows,
It's the home of the Bluenose,
Where you slumber to the Atlantic Lullaby

Fields so green and skies so blue,
Friendly folk will welcome you.
In her city where the famous gardens grow,
I remember well the charm
Of the lovely Northwest Arm
And the harbour watching the greatships come and go.

CHORUS:
Where the breakers rock and roll
Till they stir your very soul
And the seagulls scream and circle t'ward the sky
Where lovers stroll beneath moonbeams in Nova Scotia,
Land of Dreams,
Where you slumber to the Atlantic Lullaby.

Ev'ryone who wants to rove
Loves to visit Peggy's Cove
Where a lighthouse sends its message out to sea.
Valley of Evangeline,
Where the poets love to dream,
And the beauty of the blossoms beckons me.

How I love the Cabot Trail,
Winding over hill and dale
In Cape Breton, with its scenery so fair;
Where a fellow takes a wife
And he loves her all his life--
Children singing, church bells ringing, God is there.

CHORUS


CHORDS:
In the key of C; the chords would be C, F, G and G7.

SOURCE:
The Nova Scotia Song Collection, researched, compiled and edited by Allister MacGillivray and scored for piano by John C. O'Donnell.

SH


Here are Wendy's notes:

Hi Susan:

See if I can answer your questions.

Now the Atlantic Lullaby is written in the key of C. I have the music. I got the words from my songbook The Nova Scotia Song Collection, which was researched, compiled and edited by Allister MacGillivray and scored for piano by John C. O'Donnell. Mr. O'Donnell is the director for THE MEN OF THE DEEPS. Allister is of course famous for his songwriting. Atlantic Lullaby was written by C. Smith & R. Smith. Was recorded by Hank Snow as you know. Also recorded by George Hamilton IV, on "Down East Country," RCA and also by Dick Nolan, on his tape "Welcome Aboard."

The Bluenose is a famous sailing schooner that was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It took supplies from here to the West Indies and then it was a racing schooner. During a race, I don't know what year, it went down in a storm. A Bluenose II was built later, in the late 50's or early 60's, to replace this one, an exact replica. It was built in Lunenburg and some of the builders still possessed the age-old know-how to build this ship. Many were part of the original Bluenose team. The Bluenose II is now an ambassador for Nova Scotia and sails all over the world. It is docked at the waterfront in Halifax and some summers you can sail on it and go on tours. It hires university students for the summer.

I am originally from Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Yes you may credit my name if you want to. Glad to be of help to you. Keep in touch.

Wendy


18 Apr 01 - 05:05 PM (#443728)
Subject: RE: Help: lyric/music - Atlantic Lullabye
From: wysiwyg

It turns out there are several other related songs-- I am working on a thread that pulls them together. So please hold comments on any songs except this one, for now!

~Susan


06 Mar 17 - 02:33 PM (#3843247)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST,Dave

Does anyone know what year Hank Snow recorded :Atlantic Lullaby?


08 Mar 17 - 12:47 PM (#3843708)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: Jim Dixon

Billboard magazine announced on April 24, 1961, that Canadian country singer Russ Wheeler would soon release a single "Atlantic Lullaby" b/w "When I Lost You." (However, "The Country Music Who's Who" and "Country Song Roundup" from 1966 says that Wheeler's recording was "Atlantic Lullaby" b/w "When a Love Affair Ends.")

I could not find any other mention of "Atlantic Lullaby" in Billboard.

Maybe the attribution to Hank Snow is mistaken?


08 Mar 17 - 12:51 PM (#3843709)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST

I believe the song is actually by another famous Nova Scotian singer Wilf Carter. Try youtube, I think you may find it there.


08 Mar 17 - 02:01 PM (#3843720)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST

Neither Hank Snow or Wilf Carter recorded this song.


08 Mar 17 - 02:11 PM (#3843721)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST

I have just watched Wilf Carter singing this song on you tube.


08 Mar 17 - 02:35 PM (#3843733)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST

I tried a you tube search using Wilf Carter and Montana Slim as well, but can't seem to find it.
YouTube does have several recordings of Atlantic Lullaby though including one by Reg Smith who wrote the song.


08 Mar 17 - 04:15 PM (#3843745)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: Cool Beans

There's a recording on YouTube of "Atlantic Lullabye," sung by Eddie LeGere. I'm not familiar with him but I can see (hear) how he might be mistaken for Hank Snow. Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI64DJWDuh4


09 Mar 17 - 09:07 AM (#3843914)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Atlantic Lullaby (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST

Hello Guest, I owe you an apology..you are quite right about Snow and Carter having never recorded this. I typed in the song title and Wilf Carter and something did come up. alas it was not Wilf. I jumped to the wrong conclusion. Sorry.