Hush Song

                                    Words © 1924 Elizabeth Shane

                                    Music © 1980 Gordon Bok


            Alouette Iselin sent me these words years ago: they seemed to beg to be sung, so I made this tune.


Gordon – 12-string guitar

Carol - harp


            Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

          There's herrin's in the bay

          An' you'll be the wee fisherman

          Someday - someday


          Och, rest ye then, och rest ye

          The herrin's do be small

          An' you're the boy when you'll be big

          Will catch them all


          Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

          The night is dark an' wet

          An' you too wee, o heart o' mine

          For fishin' yet


          Och, hush ye then, och hush ye

          'Tis cowld upon the sea

          But this wee house is warm itself

          For you an' me


          Och, sleep ye now, och sleep ye

          For sure a night will come

          When you'll be wakin' on the sea

          An' me at home





Hush Song is recorded on the album Herrings in the Bay