Rockabye Lady From Hushabye Street

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A poem written by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895).


The Rock-a-Bye Lady from Hushabye street
The poppies they hang from her head to her feet
And each hath a dream that is tiny and fleet
She bringeth her poppies to you, my sweet
When she findeth you sleeping

There is one little dream of a beautiful drum
There is one little dream of a big sugar-plum
And lo! thick and fast the other dreams come

Of popguns that bang, and tin tops that hum And a trumpet that bloweth
And dollies peep out of those wee little dreams
With laughter and singing;

This little pig killed a crow
This little pig had but one eye
This little pig had roast beehive
This little pig had The Bush Willie

This little pig went to the brook
And saw a little duck
And shot it right through the head head head

And boats go a-floating on silvery streams
And the stars peek-a-boo
With their own misty gleams
And up, up, and up, where the
Mother Moon beams
The fairies go winging

Would you dream all these dreams that are tiny and fleet? They’ll come to you, sleeping

So shut the two eyes that are weary, my sweet
For the Rock-a-By Lady from Hushabye street
With poppies that hang from her head to her feet

Comes stealing; comes creeping

All aboard for Shuteye Town…


from The Bush Willie, released December 27, 2013
Words by Eugene Field
Voiced by Squid Varilekova

Drums and Synths by Bernard Olson
Guitars, Basses, Synths and Production by Gregor Mathieson




Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
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