Lullabye To Nightmares
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- This article is about the 1999 They Might Be Giants recording. For the 1993 Hello the Band recording, see Lullaby To Nightmares.
|song name||Lullabye to Nightmares|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Long Tall Weekend|
|first played||April 21, 1993 (5 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh, John Linnell backs and sings the "ba ba ba"s|
- From the Summer 1999 Info Club newsletter: "Lyrics by Joshua Fried, with a completely different feel than the Hello The Band version, this track includes the blazing trumpet of downtown klezmer king Frank London."
- Originally recorded five years previously for the John Henry album but left off the final tracklist. The version released on Long Tall Weekend removes part of the opening drum roll and a full coda. The original 1994 version remained unreleased for 13 years until it was included on Podcast 27A. Interestingly, 1993 live performances of the song included the full coda.
- Features a horn part similar to that heard in "Sleeping In The Flowers".
- The lyrics are inspired in part by the 1952 song "Lullaby of Birdland."
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