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Lullaby

Postby Milo Vonnegut » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:22 am

From your perception of the world, what do you think is the intention of the lullaby?
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Re: Lullaby

Postby bazi42 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:09 pm

the more legal form of putting children to sleep?
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Re: Lullaby

Postby GeminiShamrock » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:24 pm

A song written and performed by a no-talent hack of a guy with my surname. It was a hit, but it turned out to be his only hit, if I recall.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Big-Will » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:24 am

Or there's Nickelback's song.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby GeminiShamrock » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Big-Will wrote:Or there's Nickelback's song.


Oh, Lord. I can't stand Nipplecrack.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Milo Vonnegut » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:01 pm

I.
Big-Will wrote:Or there's Nickelback's song.

Meh.



II.
GeminiShamrock wrote:A song written and performed by a no-talent hack of a guy with my surname. It was a hit, but it turned out to be his only hit, if I recall.

What's your surname.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Big-Will » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:54 pm

GeminiShamrock wrote:
Big-Will wrote:Or there's Nickelback's song.


Oh, Lord. I can't stand Nipplecrack.

Are you saying Shawn's song is better. :lol:
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Re: Lullaby

Postby bazi42 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Milo Vonnegut wrote:I.
Big-Will wrote:Or there's Nickelback's song.

Meh.



II.
GeminiShamrock wrote:A song written and performed by a no-talent hack of a guy with my surname. It was a hit, but it turned out to be his only hit, if I recall.

What's your surname.


let's see.....smith (cure), joel (billy joel), mullins (shawn mullins), palahniuck (chuck palahniuck), kroeger (the dude from nickleback), walsh (james walsh)......meh, that's enough.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby triplemultiplex » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:20 pm

I have to assume a lullaby is of some benefit to the singer; possibly even more than it is for the child. Many lullabies can be classified as folk songs. They are passed on through the generations and help connect a person to their heritage. By singing the same lullaby one's own parents did, a tradition is carried on. That's important to many cultures.

None of this can be appreciated by the young child. They'll fall asleep just fine without a lullaby as long as they're tired enough. So I think this practice is at least as meaningful to the parent as it is useful to the child.

I doubt we have any parents around here these days. We never did have many. So we're not going hear that perspective from a user. We can only think about it in the abstract.

Or we can talk about mediocre pop songs with the title "Lullaby".
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Mamont » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:07 am

GeminiShamrock wrote:A song written and performed by a no-talent hack of a guy with my surname. It was a hit, but it turned out to be his only hit, if I recall.

Only song named Lullaby I know is by a guy with your first name.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Milo Vonnegut » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:09 am

You know, lullabies can also have a connection to child abuse.

I think the intention of the lullaby, is to slowly and metaphorically kill a child. :(
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Re: Lullaby

Postby BRMBug » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:07 am

maybe parents came up with them to make themeslves feel less weird about randomly cooing and humming to make their child calm down and fall asleep.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Big-Will » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:57 am

So, um, yeah, the lullaby is to lull the baby to sleep, usually accompanied by some rocking motion to calm the baby down and into a sleeping rhythm.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Milo Vonnegut » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:28 am

"Ring around the rosie" has connections to the Black Death (Bubonic Plague).
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Big-Will » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:58 pm

There are four problems with that comment:

1. Interpreters of the rhyme before the Second World War make no mention of this. Thus, the explanation appeared very late.

2. The symptoms described do not fit especially well with the Great Plague or with earlier outbreaks of the Black Death.

3. The great variety of forms makes it unlikely that the modern form is the most ancient one, and the words on which the interpretation are based are not found in many of the earliest records of the rhyme.

4. European and 19th-century versions of the rhyme suggest that this "fall" was not a literal falling down, but a curtsy or other form of bending movement that was common in other dramatic singing games.

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And it's a nursery rhyme, not a lullaby.
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