Hush Song

Words 1924 Elizabeth Shane

Music 1980 Gordon Bok

Alouette Iselin sent me these words years ago: they seemed to beg to be sung, so I made this tune.

 

Gordon 12-string guitar

Carol - harp

 

Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

There's herrin's in the bay

An' you'll be the wee fisherman

Someday - someday

 

Och, rest ye then, och rest ye

The herrin's do be small

An' you're the boy when you'll be big

Will catch them all

Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

The night is dark an' wet

An' you too wee, o heart o' mine

For fishin' yet

 

Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

'Tis cowld upon the sea

But this wee house is warm itself

For you an' me

 

Och, sleep ye now, och sleep ye

For sure a night will come

When you'll be wakin' on the sea

An' me at home

 

 

 

 

Hush Song is recorded on the album Herrings in the Bay