Sophie’s Lullaby barndance

Also known as Sophies Lullaby.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Sophie's Lullaby has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Sophie's Lullaby
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:G2 GF E2 D2|B,2 D2 EF E2|B2 BA G2 Bd|g2 a2 b2 b2|
g2 gf e2 d2|B2 BA Bd d2|G2 GF E2 D2|B,2 D2 EF E2:|
|:B2 BA G2 Bd|g2 f2 e2 e2|b2 ba g2 e2|d2 A2 Bc B2|
d2 dB A2 G2|F2 A2 D2 EF|G2 GF E2 D2|B,2 D2 EF E2:|
2
X: 2
T: Sophie's Lullaby
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
G3F E2D2|B,2D<F E4|B3A G2B<d|g2a2 b4|
g3f e2d2|B3A Bd3|G3F E2D2|B,2D<F E4:|
B3A G2B<d|g2f2 e4|b3a g2e2|d2A2 B4|
d3B A2G2|F2A2 D3E/F/|G3F E2D2|B,2D2 E4:|

Seven comments

Sophies Lullaby

This,of course,is not a Barndance! But the time signature is convenient and anyone listening to Mr.Bain play this should be able to pick up the melody from my submission. Thats my hope. Aly shifts position from time to time,for example,playing the B at the beginning of the third bar on the D string and the e in bar 2 of the B music,on the A string. Cuts,slides and vibrato combine to transform this simple progression of notes into a truly sumptious lullaby-I think so,anyway. I noticed this in the Requests section and transcribed it from the Transatlantic Session clip on You Tube. Apologies(again!) for not being computer literate enough to provide a Hyperlink-some day!

You could at least copy and paste the url.

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This would be a slightly more accurate transcription, from the CD recording:

X: 1
T: Sophie’s Lullaby
M: 4/4
K: Em
G3F E2D2|B,2D<F E4|B3A G2B<d|g2a2 b4|
g3f e2d2|B3A Bd3|G3F E2D2|B,2D<F E4:|
B3A G2B<d|g2f2 e4|b3a g2e2|d2A2 B4|
d3B A2G2|F2A2 D3E/F/|G3F E2D2|B,2D2 E4:|

Link to Youtube

This is indeed a hauntingly beautiful tune - despite (because of?) it’s simplicity.
Here’s the link to Youtube for those who want it.

http://youtu.be/qwmvOuap7Z0

C: ~ ?

Who is the composer?

Sophie’s Lullaby

Composed by Aly Bain for his youngest daughter Sophie. As he says in the video above, the first time he played it to her she fell asleep.