SWISS CRADLE SONG

Latest update on 21/05/2010

Artist: Clement Scott
Author: Clement Scott
Year: 1913

New Zealand (Maori) traditional (Po Atarau), played by all kind of farewells. First published as piano tune in Australia. Royalties claimed by the heirs of Albert Saunders, a brassband musician from Moree, New South Wales, defending his authorship against all odds. Sometimes Maori Maewa Kaihau is also co-credited.

Covers:

1919:

Dick Grace & Awatere Family [as Po Atarau, with two Maori stanzas]

1920:

Maewa Kaihau [as Haere Ra Waltz Song (new words on Po Atarau); for the Prince of Wales while leaving New Zealand]

1947:

Gracie Fields [as Now Is The Hour; English words: Dorothy Stewart, her manager]

1947:

Bing Crosby [n°1 US as Now Is The Hour (Maori farewell song), his 42nd and last n°1]

1947:

Eddy Howard [idem]

1947:

Margaret Whiting [idem]

1959:

Connie Francis [idem]

1961:

Everly Brothers [idem]

1973:

Ma-wai-hakona Musical Group [as Po Atarau]

1974:

Hank Snow [as Now Is The Hour]

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