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Thread: SOTU 487 - In the Arms of Morpheus

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    About 30 years ago when my niece, Steph, was a pre-schooler and her family was camping on Manitoulin Island - campfire, tent, loon on the lake, moon in the sky, etc. my brother Bob made up the essence of this song when tucking her in for the night. I have never sung it before, but while looking for some lullabies for this season, I came across it and I love it.
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    Here's another metaphor for sleep that I often end up singing to myself when I take the sleeper train from Scotland to London.

    Written by Malvina Reynolds, and most famously (at least, to me) performed by The Seekers. I also remember it from a recorder songbook I had at school...



    This involves an 8 string baritone, a tenor, and I'm experimenting with octave down GCEA tuning again. It's very muddy when strummed, but single notes seem to sound pretty decent when I can get it to stay in tune for long enough...
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    This U2 song is called Sleep like a baby tonight.
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    Here's some low-hanging fruit from Stevie Nicks but I'm hoping to have put enough of my own stamp on it to make it worthwhile.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    I'm nearly off to bed, and I am pleased with all new sleep-inducing songs that were submitted today. Most of the dreams were happy, pleasant. Give them a listen, if you've got time. There are many fabulous entries to help you nod off, or to inspire you to submit your own tune.

    We had a dreamy collab from Del and Liz (Dellizious?). Brian's second original holds up a mirror and shows us a blunter side of reality. Steve, John, Wim, and Ryan all went for the dreams that visit us when we sleep, and even what goes on in our minds when we talk in our sleep. Jim (re)discovered and performed a brilliant lullaby. The song was written by his brother, Bob, who composed it for his young daughter, Steph. Edwin brought us his version of Morningtown Ride, taking us all through Dreamland. I'll see you all in my dreams, on the train. Night night!

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    DelLizious! Brilliant Sabine. This would be the perfect name for their duo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Yates View Post
    DelLizious! Brilliant Sabine. This would be the perfect name for their duo.
    Haha - it is very good!
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    Hello again, Sabine! This is another song from 1944 - total coincidence - and I apologise, because I think I must have made it with my seven-year-old granddaughter in mind! There is, however, a lot of noisy "morphing."

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