Mudcat Café message #1011929 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62580   Message #1011929
Posted By: Jim McLean
03-Sep-03 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: What does the term 'folk process' mean?
Subject: RE: What does the term 'folk process' mean?
In 1963 I wrote a song called Hush, Hush (AKA Smile in your Sleep) and is in the Digitrad as Don't Cry in your Sleep. The tune is given as Mist Covered Mountains. However, when I wrote the song I changed the tune of Mist Covered Mountains to suit my words, but this version is the one you hear when you click on the midi for Mist Covered Mountains. After a few very helpful and educational exchange of emails with George Seto, the CORRECT tune for Mist Covered Mountains/Chi Mi Na Morbheanna, can be heard at
A gif of my version which I published in a songbook in 1968 (done by hand) can be seen at
MMario informed me that after hearing the CORRECT tune he realised now why he found it difficult to sing Mist CM to my version as the first half of the verse is different. So the folk process has turned my version into the accepted tune for MCV as far as the Digitrad and various other sites are concerned.