The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby jig

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The Gartan Mother's Lullaby has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2D F2G|A2G F2D|F2E D2D|D3 D3|
A2A edc|d2d A2c|d2d cAF|G3 G2A|
d2d edc|d2d A2c|d2d cAF|G3 G2A|
B2B =c2A|F2F D2F|G2F D2D|D3 D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Two comments

Jig? I think not.

This is, in fact, a beautiful air, so I would categorize it as a waltz and not a jig. Anyway, here’s the lyrics and the chords (in G) to this lovely air (unfortunately, this format doesn’t seem to allow for correct placement of chord directly over the words where the chords change):

Garten Mother’s Lullabye (G)

G Em Bm G C D G
Sleep O babe, for the red bee hums the silent twilight falls,
D G Em Bm C-D
E-val from the grey rock comes, to wrap the world in thrall.
G D G Em Bm C-D
A le-a-van, my child, my joy, my love my heart’s desire,
C G Bm-Em C D G
The crickets sing you lullabye, beside the dying fire.
G Em Bm G C D G
Dusk is drawn and the Green Man’s thorn is wreathed in rings of fog,
D G Em Bm C-D
Shey-vra sails his boat till morn, upon the Starry Bog.
G D G Em Bm C-D
High above, the paling moon hath brimmed her cusp in dew,
C G Bm Em C D G
And weeps to hear the sad, sweet tune, I sing O love to you.

Inst. break (optional)

G Em Bm G C D G
Faintly sweet doth the chapel bell, ring o’er the valley dim,
D G Em Bm C-D
Char-o-man’s peasant voices swell, in fragrant evening hymn.
G D G Em Bm C-D
A lay-o-vahn, the low bell sings, my little lamb to rest,
C G Bm Em C D G
Dream sweet dreams till morning rings, with music in your breast.