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"Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:18 am
I'd been thinking about a sleep music topic while on holiday. That's when it struck me that there
can't be that many pieces in any genre that depict snoring. The only two that came to mind were this
track by German DJ and producer Sven Väth from his debut (1992/93) album Accident in Paradise...



...and during Act 2, Scene 5 of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck (here at 28:12):



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wozzeck  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accident_in_Paradise


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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:04 pm
If anyone's wondering where the topic title comes from, you may recall this entry in
a list of "Ecclesiastical Bloopers on Church Notice Boards", luckily still around at PSF:


"Wednesday, the Ladies Liturgy Society will meet. Mrs. Jones
will sing 'Put Me In My Little Bed' accompanied by the pastor."


Here is that very song as recorded in 1918 by Gladys Rice (1890-1983):



Oh! birdie, I am tired now,
I do not care to hear you sing;
You’ve sung your happy songs all day,
Now put your head beneath your wing;
I’m sleepy too as I can be,
And sister, when my pray’r is said,
I want to lay me down to rest,
So put me in my little bed.

Chorus:
Come, sister, come,
Kiss me good night,
For I my evening pray’r have said;
I’m tired now and sleepy too,
Come , put me in my little bed.

Oh! sister, what did mother say,
When she was call’d to Heav’n away?
She told me always to be good,
And never, never go stray;
I can’t forget the day she died,
She placed her hand upon my head,
She whisper’d softly, “keep my child,”
And then they told me she was dead.

Chorus

Dear sister, come and hear my pray’r,
Now ere I lay me down to sleep,
Within my Heav’nly Father’s care,
While angels bright their vigils keep;
And let me ask of Him above,
To keep my soul in paths of right,
Oh! let me thank Him for His love,
Ere I shall say my last “good night.”

Chorus

Source: https://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/sheetmusic/1199/

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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:32 am
Before the holiday in question we watched a TV documentary on Roy Orbison. It was a little one-
sided, focusing more on his family and its string of tragic events than on the music. It didn't even
mention his early years as a Sun rock-and-roller with The Teen Kings ("Ooby Dooby", "Rockhouse").
There was plenty of great music though, including this sleep-related classic from early 1963:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison

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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Lots of lesser-known songs about sleeping. This gem was co-written and sung by The Band's Richard
Manuel. The solo, in which Robbie's guitar and Garth's organ climax together, is a thing of wonder:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_(The_Band_song)

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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Interesting history about this song. George Harrison gave Gary Wright a book called Autobiography of a Yogi which included a poem by Paramhansa Yogananda titled God! God! God! which made reference to "the idea of the mind weaving dreams". Another Beatle, John Lennon popularized the phrase "Dream Weaver" in his song God, depicting Lennon`s  declaration that he was the dream weaver of the 1960`s, turning away from the dogmas that influenced his early life. There are only two musicians on this track, Gary Wright on vocals and keyboards, Jim Keltner on drums. In 1992 he did a slightly extended version for the movie Wayne`s World. One of my favorite tracks from my years as a teen during the 1970`s, it`s one of the early tracks that the synthesizer was used to any extent.

Track: 'Dream Weaver'---Gary Wright


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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 am
CherokeeRose wrote:Interesting history about this song. George Harrison gave Gary Wright a book called Autobiography of a Yogi which included a poem by Paramahansa Yogananda titled God! God! God! which made reference to "the idea of the mind weaving dreams". Another Beatle, John Lennon popularized the phrase "Dream Weaver" in his song God, depicting Lennon`s  declaration that he was the dream weaver of the 1960`s, turning away from the dogmas that influenced his early life. There are only two musicians on this track, Gary Wright on vocals and keyboards, Jim Keltner on drums. In 1992 he did a slightly extended version for the movie Wayne`s World. One of my favorite tracks from my years as a teen during the 1970`s, it`s one of the early tracks that the synthesizer was used to any extent.

Track: 'Dream Weaver'---Gary Wright

Probably said this before, but when I left home in '72 my (then fruitless) search for a direction to follow led me to reading stuff like Walden and this book by Paramahansa Yogananda. I see the whole thing is online (see links on the wikipage). I also remember this track, or rather the chorus, although I have no idea where I used to hear it, as it wasn't a hit in NL or even UK.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobiography_of_a_Yogi


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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Here's a heart-warming nocturnal offering by the S.O.S. Band:


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Re: "Put Me In My Little Bed"---Eine kleine Schlafmusik

on Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Here's another from The Band's album Stage Fright. "All La Glory" would make a wonderful lullaby when tucking a loved one in:



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