SLEEP ON MOTHER, SLEEP ON

Latest update on 04/07/2017

Artist: Lonnie McIntorsh
Author: traditional
Label: L.o.C.
Year: 1928

Bahamian lowering down funeral song sharing a common ancestry with North East English song Sleep On Beloved. Both tap from the same source: late 19th century hymn The Christians' Good Night (Ira Sankey/Sarah Doudney).

Covers:

1935:

David Pappie Pryor & group [as I Bid You Goodnight on Deep River Of Song: Bahamas]

1966:

Pindar Family [idem; with Joseph Spence on guitar; his wife was a Pindar]

1968:

Incredible String Band [part of song cyclus A Very Cellular Song]

1969:

Grateful Dead [as And We Bid You Goodnight; influenced by the Pindar recording]

1972:

Joseph Spence

1974:

Jenny Pindar

1975:

Happy Traum

1978:

Any Old Time String Band

1985:

David Byrne [for dance project The Knee Play]

1988:

Ralph McTell

1991:

Aaron Neville

1992:

Bill Staines

1994:

Nicolette Larson

1995:

Waterson-Carthy [as Sleep On Beloved]

1998:

Roland Van Campenhout [as Betcha Goodnight; his ex wife, mother of their daughter, is named Betje and shares credits (Elisabeth Wins)]

2000:

Persuasions

2003:

Dixie Hummingbirds

2017:

North Mississippi Allstars [as Bid You Goodnight]

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter