Love Montana? Montana designated an official state song in 1945; "Montana," composed in 1910 (lyrics by Charles Cohan and melody by Joseph E. Howard). The Gartan Mother's Lullaby lyrics adapted by Alice Flynn published by SBMP ©1999 choral arrangement by Neil Ginsberg Sleep, O babe, for the red bee hums The silent twilight fall. Big Sky Country has inspired a lot of beautiful songs. Montana has become the first State in the nation to have an official lullaby. Hughes collected the trad melody in Donegal the previous year, and Campbell wrote the lyrics. "Montana" Lyrics by Charles Cohan Melody by Joseph E. Howard Tell me of that Treasure State Story always new, Tell of its beauties grand And its hearts so true. Here’s a small sample of the heartfelt songs that capture the spirit of Montana. 5. Curly Jim Musgrave. Joseph Campbell (1879-1944) came from a fairly well to do Belfast family of road builders but he gave it all up to be a poet. All State Songs "Montana" Lyrics. In appreciation to the State of Montana, Ken Overcast and Bear Valley Records are offering a complimentary download of Montana Lullaby at "Montana Lullaby" by Ken Overcast. May these hours be blessed ‘Til the sky's bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn . Both were from Belfast, Hughes being a Protestant (Methodist) and Campbell a Catholic. Can you get the 1:50,000 Irish Ordnance Survey maps over there? "To have one of my songs elevated to this level has got to be the highest form of compliment.". Dusk is drawn, and the Green Man's thorn Is wreathed in rings of fog. About Ken Overcast, writer of Montana Lullaby: They say if you see him in the morning, "no ill follows", but if at night, death or some other terrible misfortune will surely overtake you. I’ll protect you from harm and you’ll wake in … Secret Garden features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer-pianist Rolf Løvland. Ken Overcast is not just another cowboy who has spent his life on the prairies of Montana. "And was he never seen since"? Dawn Pomeroy, Director of Public Relations He had a mystical nature (as evident in Gartan). Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. In A.D. 1014 was fought the battle of Clontarf, from which the aged king, Brian Boru, knew that he would never come away alive, for the previous night Aibhill had appeared to him to tell him of his impending fate." His editor Austin Clarke (himself a major poet, of course) wrote, "In the spring of 1944 his nearest neighbours in the glen noticed that no turf smoke was coming from the chimney and became alarmed. "I loved it when I first heard it, and the phone just kept ringing asking us to play it on the radio again.". He wrote hundreds of poems and a number of plays but success on the grand scale eluded him He spent the last five years of his life living quietly in the Wicklow Hills. Funny thing is that Campbell never visted Donegal until years after he wrote Gartan. The Banshee from the grey rock comes To wrap the world in thrall. For additional information on Ken Overcast or questions concerning "The Official Lullaby of the State of Montana," please contact Dawn Pomeroy at Bear Valley Records. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby lyrics adapted by Alice Flynn published by SBMP ©1999 choral arrangement by Neil Ginsberg Sleep, O babe, for the red bee hums The silent twilight fall. "What an honor," remarked Overcast after receiving a standing ovation for his Senate floor performance. Chinook, Montana (PRWEB) April 27, 2007 Montana has become the first State in the nation to have an official lullaby. The song was first published in 1904 in "The Songs of Uladh [Ulster]" by Herbert Hughes and Joseph Campbell. Questions about a news article you've read? I have another source, 'True Irish Ghost Stories', which refers to her as a banshee (fairy woman). April 27, 2007. "Apparently the Montana Legislature thinks so too.". Curly Jim Musgrave. Montana Lullaby. Thank you! Get more stories delivered right to your email. Tell me of that Treasure State. THE GREEN MAN Fear-glas is own brother to the Scottish Bodach-Glas, or Fetch. The fairy sails his boat til morn, Upon the starry bog. ARTIST. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. Mrs. S.C. Hall has recorded a typical one. The land I love the best. May the moons silvery beams bring you sweet dreams. 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"With all the stress and anxiety in our nation today, I think the soothing strains of a lullaby are just what our country needs," Overcast commented. Ken Overcast performed his song Montana Lullaby, the nation's first "Official Lullaby" on the floor of the Montana Senate at the opening of their session Wednesday.It's also perhaps the only official State song containing a yodel. My baby-o, my child, my joy, My love, my heart's desire, The cricket sings you lullaby, Beside the dying fire. Music Video. Curly Jim Musgrave Country. Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases. Curly Jim Musgrave. As I (John McLaughlin) have written elsewhere "Appropriately the last sounds Joseph Campbell heard were those that he loved and which had helped inspire one of his best known songs, The crickets sing you lullably, beside the dying fire....." - John McLaughlin =============================== For more information on the meaning of Sheevra (the class of fairies called siabra) and Eevil (Aebinn or Aibell, the banshee) read the page at this site: Mythology : Gods, Goblins, and Phantoms. Pronunciation: Aoibheall - (EE-val) Meaning: the name of the queen of the northern fairies leanbhan - (LYAN-uh-van) Meaning: little child, baby Tearmann - (CHAR-uh-muhn) Meaning: tearmann = sanctuary, refuge, or church land, name of village near Lough Gartan Siabra - (SHEE-vra) a prankster class of trooping fairies, also spelled Shefro or Siofra.