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Robby Lyr Req: The Virgin's Slumber Song (Francis Carlin (10) Lyr Add: SEOTIN SEO 05 Dec 01

I don't know if this helps, but there is an English version of Seotin Seo (shoheen sho). It is on a multi-LP collection I have which includes recordings by the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and their families. I can't remember if Peg Powers or one of the other women may be the particular artist for the song, but her Enlgish version is:

(Shoheen Sho)

Oh, who is this a-lying here
So gently at the door of my heart?
To and fro like clouds at night,
I'll softly rock your cradle.

Shoheen Sho Ho. Lu-lay-low-lu.

The yellow moon rides in the sky,
Dreaming falling over the earth.
Hush, Allana, hush, be still,
The world is silently sleeping.

Shoheen Sho Ho. Lu-lay-low-lu.

That is the extent of the song on the LP that I have. The rhythm of some of the lyrics originally posted by Melanth Alexian appear to suggest the melody also used for Seotin Seo, but I have no way of verifying this. Maybe somebody else might, with these English words and the original posting, come up with a better answer.


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