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Sleepsong

First line:
Lay down your head
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The lyrics of Sleepsong came to Brendan Graham on the night before his youngest daughter Alana was to leave Ireland for Australia in 2004: ‘Sitting at her bedside, as I did so often when she was a child, the years seemed to roll away and I was back there in the past, telling her stories and singing lullabies. As I walked back down the corridor to my study the song unfolded itself to me.’ Sleepsong is a lullaby for an older child that mingles a father’s hopeful wishes with the longing brought about by the departure of a loved one. Written to a melody by Rolf Løvland, Sleepsong was first recorded for the Secret Garden album Earthsongs (2005).

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2015

Recordings

Invisible Stars
Studio Master: SIGCD436Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 14 on SIGCD436 [4'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD436 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-15-43614
Duration
4'45
Recording date
22 March 2015
Recording venue
Castleknock College Chapel, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Invisible Stars (SIGCD436)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: December 2015
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