Trouble Sleeping

Trouble Sleeping – Reid Jamieson – Lullabies for all ages
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TROUBLE SLEEPING (lullabies for all ages) | Reid Jamieson | Independent 2022
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If you are anything like us, then you have had some Trouble Sleeping lately. Maybe all your days even. Whether you are a wee baby, a hormonal woman, an anxious human fretting about your choices, or just overwhelmed with world events…you might need a little help with finding dreamland. Canada’s eclectic choirboy Reid Jamieson has a new collection of all ages lullabies that might be just the natural sleep aid you seek. Tender tunes by Willie Nelson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yoko Ono, Cliff Eberheart, a couple of old chestnuts, a new original lover’s lullaby, and an instant classic written by Reido’s own pappy back in 1976. Featuring nylon string guitar, ukulele, and Reid’s signature croon made to melt hearts. Guaranteed to knock you out – or your money back!
(and yes, that’s Reido’s grumpy lil face on the cover)

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1. Catch A Falling Star ~ Paul Vance / Lee Pockriss
2. Pappy’s Lullaby ~ Gilbert Harvey Jamieson
3. My Curly Headed Baby ~ George H. Clutsam
4. Remember Love ~ Yoko Ono
5. Hey Little Rockabye ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie
6. Goodnight ~ Cliff Eberhardt
7. I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here In Your Eyes ~ Willie Nelson
8. May You Never ~ Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Mill
9. Little Pink Pony ~ Brenda Bridge Jamieson
10. Foundling’s Lullaby ~ Reid Jamieson

CREDITS: Recorded and performed by Reid Jamieson at Juniper’s Nest in Metchosin and Juniper’s Boudoir in Vancouver BC. Produced by Carolyn Victoria Mill. Mastered by Michael Holland. Artwork CVM. Dedicated to Gayle ‘Ladybabe’ McKool.

LYRICS / INSPIRATION

1. Catch A Falling Star – Paul Vance / Lee Pockriss
We felt this old Perry Como classic is the perfect start to your journey to dreamland. This one is for Raney and Maxine.

2. Pappy’s Lullaby – Gilbert Harvey Jamieson
Reido’s dad used to sing this one to him back when he was just a wee thang. Imagine our surprise when pappy told us he actually wrote the song just for Reido back in 1976! An instant classic in the style of Glen Campbell.

3. My Curly Headed Baby – George H. Clutsam
Recorded this initially for our dear pal Merrill Bevan, he was introduced to the tune by his father who was a huge fan of Paul Robeson and his version. Robeson (Apr 9, 1898 – Jan 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone concert artist, stage and film actor, athlete, and activist who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political stances. Check out his version here

4. Remember Love – Yoko Ono
Initially released as the b-side of John Lennon and Ono’s 1969 single “Give Peace a Chance”, the label to the single states that the song was recorded in England, but it was actually recorded in Room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Long live Yoko Ono.

5. Hey Little Rockabye – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Written by one of the humans we admire most in the world, Buffy created a lullaby for rescue animals and we dare you to make it through this tune without weeping into your pup’s little fur coat. This one is for Mumsy.

6. Goodnight – Cliff Eberhardt
We came upon this song while researching tunes for our Buffy Sainte-Marie tribute. It was the only song we chose that she didn’t write herself, so we put it here instead. She states on her website that is is her favourite song (Cliff himself said she made it so completely her own, the first time someone ever covered him ). Seldom have we been so perfectly charmed by a cover. This one is for Buffy.

7. I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here In Your Eyes – Willie Nelson
As long as we have been together Reido has been singing this song, and it feels like home. From the soundtrack for the 1980 film Honeysuckle Rose starring Willie himself. A huge influence that needed to be included here.

8. May You Never – Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Mill
A little lovers’ lullaby we wrote quite a while back now. A tender pledge to care for each other, wherever we may be, but hopefully side by each, forever. Crooning and writing together 20 years in 2022.

9. Little Pink Pony – Brenda (nee Bridge) Jamieson
Just a wee something Reido’s late mom used to sing to him, her riff on an old tradional.

10. Foundling’s Lullaby – Reid Jamieson
An alternate take on Lullaby for the Lost from Me Daza. For all our adopted friends and family, you are our chosen ones.

Sleeping Reido
1.  Catch A Falling Star - Paul Vance / Lee Pockriss 

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Save it for a rainy day
For love may come and tap you on the shoulder, 
Some starless night
Just in case you feel you wanna' hold her, 
You'll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Save it for a rainy day 
For love may come and tap you on the shoulder, 
Some starless night
And just in case you feel you wanna hold her, 
You'll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Never let it fade away 
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Save it for a rainy day 
For when your troubles starting multiplying, 
And they just might
It's easy to forget them without trying, 
With just a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Never let it fade away 
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, 
Save it for a rainy day
Save it for a rainy day

2. Pappy's Lullaby Gilbert Harvey Jamieson 

Say goodnight your eyes are droopy
And your head is hanging down
Say goodnight our little cowgirl
A new day is comin’ round

May your dreams be filled with good things
Lots of toys and things to eat
If tomorrow brings us sunshine
You can play in your bare feet

You played so hard you even wore
the knees out of your pants
You learned to count to ten and that's not bad
Your mommy might have yelled but she's not mad

So go to sleep we love you dearly
Cause you filled our day with fun
Go to sleep our little cowgirl, A new day is comin’ round
Go to sleep our little cowgirl, A new day is comin’ round

3. My Curly Headed Baby George H. Clutsam 
Oh my baby, my curly-headed baby,
We'll sit below the sky and sing a song to the moon,
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm.
Oh my baby, my curly-headed baby,
Your daddy's out in the field, workin' for our food,
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm.

So la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye-bye,
Do you want the moon to play with,
Or the stars to run away with?
They'll come if you don't cry!

So la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye-bye,
In your mama’s arms be creepin'
And soon you'll be as-sleepin',
La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye.


Oh my baby, my curly-headed baby,
I'll dance you fast asleep and love you so as I sing.
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm.
Oh my baby, my curly-headed baby,
Just tuck your head like a little bird below its mama's wing, Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm.

So la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye-bye,
Do you want the moon to play with,
Or the stars to run away with?
They'll come if you don't cry!

So la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye-bye,
In your mama's arms be creepin'
And soon you'll be as-sleepin',
La-la, la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la bye.

Oh my baby, my curly-headed baby,
We'll sit below the sky and sing a song to the moon,
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm.

4. Remember Love Yoko Ono

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to DREAM

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to MEET

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to LIVE 

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to SEE

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to SING

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to FLY

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to LIVE 

Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to DREAM


Remember love, remember love. 
Remember love, remember love.


Remember love, remember love,
Love is what it takes to DREAM

5. Hey Little Rockabye Buffy Sainte-Marie 

Hey Hey little rockabye
Hey Hey little darling
Hey Hey little rockabye
You got somebody loves you

Were you born on a cold winter day?
Are you a poor little orphan?
Did somebody throw you away?
Well now you got somebody loves you 

Hey Hey little rockabye
Hey Hey little darling
Hey Hey little rockabye
You got somebody loves you

You didn’t get no choice 
and you didn’t get no vote
when they dropped you off at the shelter
all you had was your little fur coat
and now you got somebody loves you
now you got somebody loves you

Hey Hey little rockabye
Hey Hey little darling
Hey Hey little rockabye
You got somebody loves you
Now you got somebody loves you
Now you got somebody loves you

6. Goodnight Cliff Eberhardt 

Sleepless nights don't bother me at all
If dawn comes I won't worry
Something deep inside keeps me awake
Wish that you were here right beside me
I recall when I was very young
And could not go to sleep
My father sang me songs to make me tired
But memories don't make it easier

So goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream
You dream of me
Oh, goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream
You dream of me

Now I lie awake and it's no fun
Tossing and turning
I'd call you if it weren't so very late
But telephones don't bring you close to me

I recall the times we stayed up late
Wide awake but still dreaming
There was nothing on this earth could make me tired
But memories don't make it easier

So goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream
You dream of me
Oh goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream, if you dream
You dream of me
And I hope that if you dream, if you dream
You dream of me

7. I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here In Your Eyes Willie Nelson 

I guess I've come to live here in your eyes
This must be the place called Paradise
You are so precious to me, what a special time within our lives
I guess I've come to live here in your eyes

A thousand times, I see you
And a thousand times, you take my breath away
Fears and doubts consume me
And I'm afraid someone will take it all away

I hope I'm here forever
But I think it's time that we both realize
And I guess I've come to live here in your eyes

A thousand times, I see you
And a thousand times, you take my breath away
Fears and doubts consume me
I'm afraid someone will take it all away

I hope I'm here forever
But I think it's time that we both realize
And I guess I've come to live here in your eyes
I guess I've come to live here in your eyes

8. May You Never Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Mill 

May you never be alone
May you always find the surest way home
where my arms will hold you tight
When you’re lonely in the night
may you never be alone

May you never leave my side
may you always be along for the ride
On the journey who knows where
I will surely be right there
May you never leave my side

I long to hold you, 
and keep you from pain and sorrow
Trust in me, just leave your 
fate in my hands

May you never fall apart 
May you always find the strength in your heart
Turning sorrow on its ear
Putting love before your fear
May you never fall apart

I long to hold you, and keep you from pain and sorrow
Trust in me, just leave your fate in my hands
May you never be alone
May you always find the surest way home
where my arms will hold you tight
When you’re lonely in the night
May you never be alone

On the journey who knows where 
I will surely be right there
May you never be alone

9. Little Pink Pony Brenda Bridge Jamieson 

Go to sleepy little baby
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake
We'll patty patty cake
And ride on the little pink pony

Go to sleepy little baby
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake
We'll patty patty cake
And ride on the little pink pony

10. Foundling’s Lullaby Reid Jamieson

Instrumental
our inspiration and dear friend Gayle ‘Ladybabe’ Mckool knitting our pussy hats