'Hushabye Mountain' -- a musical retreat

'Hushabye Mountain' -- a musical retreat

Whether you use them as CDs or good old-fashioned LPs, or the kind of albums I’ve inherited, actual books with pockets for 78 or 45 RPM records, albums of music have their advantages. They’ll help you remember and replay a song you didn’t know you needed until it is back in your memory.

That’s what happened to me after my previous post here about “The Roses of Success.” As Thursday night turned into Friday morning, I lay in the dark and I could hear Dick Van Dyke singing another song from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” one called “Hushabye Mountain.” It was so¬†good, I knew it was the next thing to write about, so I got up to write this down. Never fear, I know I’ll think of the music again and be back to sleep soon. I’ve added a video so that you can share the soothing music. Meanwhile, this is still a word-based blog, so here are the words (again, with a spot of help from stlyrics.com):

A gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain
Softly blows o’er Lullaby Bay.
It fills the sails of boats that are waiting —
Waiting to sail your worries away.
It isn’t far to Hushabye Mountain
And your boat waits down by the quay.
The winds of night so softly are sighing —
Soon they will fly your troubles to sea.
So close your eyes on Hushabye Mountain.
Wave good-bye to cares of the day.
And watch your boat from Hushabye Mountain
Sail far away from Lullaby Bay.
So who needs Brahms anymore? I don’t. Good night, dear readers.

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