Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies is a compilation of tunes designed to "soothe the savage beast." The contents of the book are divided, almost equally, under the heading of Lullabies, Classical Selections, and Folk Melodies. All are arranged for the mountain dulcimer in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian tuning). Along with the tablature notation, traditional music notation indicates the melody, suggested chords, and lyrics for many of the songs. An intermediate player should feel comfortable with the music as the songs are indicated for both strumming and some finger picking patterns, and do utilize chords on all 3 strings. The CD recording is very helpful to understand rhythms and expression.
Table of Contents LullabiesRock-A-Bye BabyThe Cradle SongStill, Still, StillI Will Sing A LullabySlumber SongAll The Pretty HorsesOh, How Lovely Is The EveningClassicalOde To JoyAndanteSerenadeTraumereiThe Morning SongDona Nobis PacemJesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Folk MelodiesOld Folks At HomeAnnie LaurieWild Mountain ThymeMy Wild Irish RoseMy Old Kentucky HomeDarling Nelly GrayBeautiful DreamerBelieve Me, If All Those Endearing Young CharmsHard Times Come Again No More