Monday, July 04, 2005

Lullaby

Here is one of the first lullabies I made up for Lucia, sung to the tune of "Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby," by Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch.

Go to sleep, little baby,
Go to sleep, little baby,
Day’s long gone with her red dress on,
Go to sleep, my little baby.

You’re a sleepy little baby,
You’re a sleepy little baby,
Night’s come down in her glass bead gown,
Go to sleep, my little baby.

You’re a sweet little baby,
You’re a sweet little baby,
I love you and your daddy does too,
Go to sleep, my little baby.

Sweet sleep, little baby,
Sweet sleep, little baby,
You and me and your daddy make three,
Go to sleep, my little baby.

--A the G

6 comments:

Phil said...

New story suggestion! (courtesy of a mistyping by Bede): "Demon graphic trends". Go!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I don't want to write about demons! Perhaps I'll take the Strong Bad tactic and rewrite the story suggestion as "daemon graphic trends" a la Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

Phil said...

You do realize that demon and daemon are the same word, yes? Daemons are originally personal spirits, that were, urm, demonized so to speak by the Christians, who much preferred their guardian angels to the obviously evil spirits of those naughty pagans. (Okay, I've checked Wikipedia just to be certain, and do concede that it's long established in usage that "demon" no longer refers to the same spirits as "daemon". But still, that is how the split in meaning came about.)

Besides, there are lots of ways to write a story using demon without meaning evil spirits.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Yes, Pullman even pronounces "daemon" as "demon." It makes me uncomfortable-- I prefer "day-mon." Would you be so kind as to give some examples of stories using "demon" without evil spirits?

The whole thing still gives me the shivers (emphasis: Owen Meany).

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Hey Phil, that story suggestion is a simultaneous submission! In the publishing world, simultaneous submissions are no longer frowned upon in the way they once were, but you're supposed to TELL the editors that you are submitting the same manuscripts to other publishers. This one might be more up tony.dowler.com's alley than mine.

This post is going to be a simultaneous submission.

A the G

Anonymous said...

Here's a word for you "shore".

-- Bede the not so Venerable