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The Chieftains — Whole Heap Of Little Horses (w/Patty Griffin)
Album: Down the Old Plank Road
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6.7

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Total ratings: 882









Released: 2002
Length: 2:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
When you wake, right away
On the pretty little horses
Black and bay
Sorrel and gray
Whole heap of little horses
Black and gray
Sorrel and bay
Whole heap of little horses

Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
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 sfoster66 wrote:

Our funeral song for our daughter that passed of SIDS...can't say that I need to ever hear it again...not because it isn't beautiful, just too damn hard...




<hug>
 fredriley wrote:

Puts me in mind of the fine film "O Brother where art thou?", as this was on the soundtrack. Very nice, though quite what the Chieftains are doing on the backing I don't know.



er no it wasn't 
Dolly Partonfeel for sure, with much better instrumental tones.
what’s next?  Twinkle twinkle little star?
Sounds like a pirate lullaby.  A lullashanty?
         
 
               Little horse looked at zilli daff
            And gave his head a little shake.

 MrsTom wrote:
And look! A big dollop of cows over there. 
 
Small stuff amuses, eh?


Vocal delivery on this song is top notch. I can listen to this one as often as you want to play it. :)
And look! A big dollop of cows over there. 
How wonderful!! Never heard this one before and I am totally enchanted!
 bluecshells wrote:
Thank you.
 
Ditto!
Thank you.
Damn boy...... you know how to connect a song....... I'm lovin'it.
I like Patty in OTHER songs....this is just....bad!
There are way better Chieftains songs...  this is too middle of the irish road for my taste
GO TO SLEEP - CHIEFTAINS

 Shaken_Bake wrote:


 

{#Roflol}   {#High-five}


Thx to Patty's voice an 8 for this song
Just to be clear, what does a 'whole heap of little horses' look like? Are they in a pile? Like puppies?
uwnav wrote:
I'm all for diverse music and all.. but seriously, this one makes me feel like RP's trying to exclude young listeners with narrow taste in music and no interest in historical reference =|
Fixed. Hey, now it's probably true.


 govna wrote:
Yeah, Patty!
 
Her voice. Man, her voice gets me every time.

Yeah, Patty!
Yeah, Chieftains!!. 
Wonderful. Thank you. Nice start to the day.
 uwnav wrote:
I'm all for diverse music and all.. but seriously, this one makes me feel like RP's trying to exclude young listeners =|
 

My 27 year old daughter would be the FIRST to say there's plenty of room for ALL music....thank God
Bill …. The best way to get to me to unsubscribe… if your wondering… is to play exactly the following songs in 15 mins span of time. OMG.

The Chieftains

Azam Ali

Goldfrapp

Loreena McKennitt

 {#Sick}{#Foot-in-mouth}{#Puke}
 uwnav wrote:
I'm all for diverse music and all.. but seriously, this one makes me feel like RP's trying to exclude young listeners =|
 
I'm a young listener, I like it, it's nice to chill out every once and a while. beautiful whistle work.

One of the better tracks from this outstanding album. Pity the poor who don't appreciate musical beauty.

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Puts me in mind of the fine film "O Brother where art thou?", as this was on the soundtrack. Very nice, though quite what the Chieftains are doing on the backing I don't know.
 DrCyKosis wrote:


No kidding...here they are with Joe Ely -AND- Larry 'Bud' Melman


 
Chippendales,beware!  Great band.Maybe not so great song.

 tkosh wrote:
I was working on my computer, and after this was on for a few minutes, I had to see what it was.  I love the Chieftains, and really liked this song.  Don't listen to all that previous drivel,  Play on!
 

Agree!
I was working on my computer, and after this was on for a few minutes, I had to see what it was.  I love the Chieftains, and really liked this song.  Don't listen to all that previous drivel,  Play on!
Great song  - for Nickelodeonradio.com. Please remove from RP play list!
Oh please, sink this one in the sea. no redeaming qualities unless I wanted to have a make-believe little house on the prairie day or something. This is the dullest ramble I have been subjected to in awhile. Worse that the work meeting last week about gender equality hahhahaha{#Dancingbanana_2}


I'm all for diverse music and all.. but seriously, this one makes me feel like RP's trying to exclude young listeners =|
whoreses?
I had to check out this song (first time in days) to see what this was because it was so BAD.  Please, a lullaby?!
 Raechel wrote:
ditto
I'm trying to persuade my partner, who despises radio, that this is a station he would enjoy, and then this unappealing melody comes on... PLEASE DO NOT PLAY ANYMORE!!!
 
Maybe you should find a partner with better musical tastes. ;-)
hmmkay song.. but shouldn't be played before nap time >.<
my brother used to say< "go to sleep you little baby."  after teasing me at night to the crying point
I am a huge Patty Griffin fan, and haven't heard this song before. Liked it...thanks for playing.

 passsion8 wrote:
This woman & this track remind me of how RP is like a drive with someone else at the wheel. There's little control as to direction, but always something engaging to experience. Just chill, look out the window and be glad for once that you're not driving.
 
Well said P8

Well I guess it is time to go to sleep even though I am not a horse. Goodnight All!
Great group but not to follow Azam Ali's style...
For some reason, she sounds a lot like Dolly Parton(!) on this cut.
Gorgeous track from a stellar album.
This woman & this track remind me of how RP is like a drive with someone else at the wheel. There's little control as to direction, but always something engaging to experience. Just chill, look out the window and be glad for once that you're not driving.
Along with Joan Osborne, Griffin is one of the most versatile vocalists around these days.
Patti Griffith and the Chieftains: an excellent match! ... lifting my pint in their direction ...
HAIL BILL AND HIS SEGUE SUPREMUS
ah, now I dont have to take my valium.....ZZZZZZZ
rastille wrote:
I LOVE the Chieftains ... but hate this song.
ditto I'm trying to persuade my partner, who despises radio, that this is a station he would enjoy, and then this unappealing melody comes on... PLEASE DO NOT PLAY ANYMORE!!!
Rocking-M wrote:
Yea, I've an album of theirs since the late 70's, and this isn't bad, but, some of the tunes don't compare with others who did them. Doc Watson doing "Tennessee Stud" is the best version, Merl Travis doing "Dark as a Dungeon" is best also.
Bill, you need to add Tennessee Stud to the rotation. Now thems good horses . . .
jagdriver wrote:
Jolene, Jolene, Jo-LENE....
Totally.
Jolene, Jolene, Jo-LENE....
I LOVE the Chieftains ... but hate this song.
Alifreckles50 wrote:
I really like the Chieftains. Their ability to remain fresh and blend their talents with other musicians is amazing.
No kidding...here they are with Joe Ely -AND- Larry 'Bud' Melman
I really like the Chieftains. Their ability to remain fresh and blend their talents with other musicians is amazing. Check out "The Long Black Veil"
MrSpaz wrote:
Technically, this song is fine; but for some reason I find it very dark in tone. Like she's telling a child to go to sleep, but there's this underlying theme that something very, very bad is going to happen to the child once they do. Imminent death at the hands of someone trusted. It's weird, but it's what I get out of it.
That's a common aspect of a lot of folk music. It comes from a time when the baby you sing to sleep one night could very well be carried away by smallpox, scarlet fever, typhoid, whooping cough, or any number of other causes the next night. Death was never a stranger.
Sounds more like Mindy Smith back there. 7.
These Chieftains have probably collaborated with other artists more than any other band I can think of. That reminds me of the joke Doug Dickson (local celtic music show host on WCBE) told me: Why did the chicken cross the road? To record an album with the Chieftains.
Technically, this song is fine; but for some reason I find it very dark in tone. Like she's telling a child to go to sleep, but there's this underlying theme that something very, very bad is going to happen to the child once they do. Imminent death at the hands of someone trusted. It's weird, but it's what I get out of it.
dtb wrote:
Yeah, the Chieftains are awesome
Yea, I've an album of theirs since the late 70's, and this isn't bad, but, some of the tunes don't compare with others who did them. Doc Watson doing "Tennessee Stud" is the best version, Merl Travis doing "Dark as a Dungeon" is best also.
Yeah, the Chieftains are awesome
How is it possible i don't own this? I love both the Chieftains and Patty and never heard them together before. Just beautiful.
I dunno... there's better Chieftains out there than this one. Good Celtic set though, Bill.
Nice song, but is this put you to sleep set?
How funny! I just got this cd yesterday from Amazon (through the RP link of course!) but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet.
Patty always makes everything better!!!
johnnnynav wrote:
oh my god...say it ain't so
It ain't so.
Wow, thanks ! I love this album so much !!
TheMatt wrote:
great album, great song, no more to say
oh my god...say it ain't so
Tux wrote:
Grabbed my attention right away. I love this!
Pardon me while I jot down Tux liking a song. And us agreeing. 8O I think I commented on this tune a long time ago...there are a number of alternate takes on this song's theme. I'd love to hear damn near any one of 'em.
Grabbed my attention right away. I love this!
I recognized Patty right away. Sounds great.
great album, great song, no more to say
"Mmmmm.......Whole heap of little hor's de'ouvres!.......Aurghhhhhhh!!!"
Leslie wrote:
Great collaboration!
Amen! Check out Lyle Lovett's turn on the same collection. And Alison Krauss' too.
Great collaboration!