All The Pretty Little Horses

All The Pretty Little Horses
You will receive the full track upon your purchase
  1. 1.
    Accompaniment
    0:57
  2. 2.
    Accompaniment + Part I
    1:00
Instrument: 2-Part Choir
Range: Part I: A3 - E5 Part II: C4-C5
Key: D minor
Arranged by: Andy Beck
Metronome: C=76
Lyrics start: "Hushabye, don't you cry, go to sleepy little baby..."

“All The Pretty Little Horses” (also known as “Hush-a-bye“) is a traditional lullaby from the United States. It has inspired dozens of recordings and adaptations, as well as the title of Cormac McCarthy‘s 1992 novel All the Pretty Horses.

This version has been arranged with additional words and music by Andy Beck into a 2-Part Choir arrangement. It begins with the well known lullaby theme which quickly turns into a jazz waltz and more upbeat piece of music.

The origin of  ‘All The Pretty Little Horses” is not fully known although the song is commonly thought to be of African-American origin

The author Lyn Ellen Lacy is often quoted as the primary source for the theory that suggests the song was “originally sung by an African American slave who could not take care of her baby because she was too busy taking care of her master’s child. She would sing this song to her master’s child”. However, Lacy’s book Art and Design in Children’s Books is not an authority on the heritage of traditional American folk songs, but rather a commentary on the art and design in children’s literature. Still some versions of “All the Pretty Little Horses” contain added lyrics that make this theory a possibility.

One such version of “All the Pretty Little Horses” is provided in Alan Lomax’s book American Ballads and Folksongs, though he makes no claim of the song’s African-American origins. “Way down yonder, In de medder, There’s a po’ lil lambie, De bees an’ de butterflies, Peckin’ out its eyes, De po’ lil lambie cried, “Mammy!”” Another version contains the lyrics “Buzzards and flies, Picking out its eyes, Pore little baby crying”. The theory would suggest that the lyrics “po’ lil lambie cried, “Mammy”” is in reference to the slaves who were often separated from their own families in order to serve their owners. However, this verse is very different from the rest of the lullaby, suggesting that the verse may have been added later or has a different origin than the rest of the song. The verse also appears in the song “Ole Cow” and older versions of the song “Black Sheep, Black Sheep”.

Purchase options include:

Accompaniment 

  • Piano Accompaniment

Part I

  • Piano Accompaniment + Part I

Part II

  • Piano Accompaniment + Part II

Full Track

  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Piano Accompaniment + Part I
  • Piano Accompaniment + Part II
  • Piano Accompaniment + Full Score (All Parts)

You can purchase the sheet music here.

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Product Description

“All The Pretty Little Horses” (also known as “Hush-a-bye“) is a traditional lullaby from the United States. It has inspired dozens of recordings and adaptations, as well as the title of Cormac McCarthy‘s 1992 novel All the Pretty Horses.

This version has been arranged with additional words and music by Andy Beck into a 2-Part Choir arrangement. It begins with the well known lullaby theme which quickly turns into a jazz waltz and more upbeat piece of music.

The origin of  ‘All The Pretty Little Horses” is not fully known although the song is commonly thought to be of African-American origin

The author Lyn Ellen Lacy is often quoted as the primary source for the theory that suggests the song was “originally sung by an African American slave who could not take care of her baby because she was too busy taking care of her master’s child. She would sing this song to her master’s child”. However, Lacy’s book Art and Design in Children’s Books is not an authority on the heritage of traditional American folk songs, but rather a commentary on the art and design in children’s literature. Still some versions of “All the Pretty Little Horses” contain added lyrics that make this theory a possibility.

One such version of “All the Pretty Little Horses” is provided in Alan Lomax’s book American Ballads and Folksongs, though he makes no claim of the song’s African-American origins. “Way down yonder, In de medder, There’s a po’ lil lambie, De bees an’ de butterflies, Peckin’ out its eyes, De po’ lil lambie cried, “Mammy!”” Another version contains the lyrics “Buzzards and flies, Picking out its eyes, Pore little baby crying”. The theory would suggest that the lyrics “po’ lil lambie cried, “Mammy”” is in reference to the slaves who were often separated from their own families in order to serve their owners. However, this verse is very different from the rest of the lullaby, suggesting that the verse may have been added later or has a different origin than the rest of the song. The verse also appears in the song “Ole Cow” and older versions of the song “Black Sheep, Black Sheep”.

Purchase options include:

Accompaniment 

  • Piano Accompaniment

Part I

  • Piano Accompaniment + Part I

Part II

  • Piano Accompaniment + Part II

Full Track

  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Piano Accompaniment + Part I
  • Piano Accompaniment + Part II
  • Piano Accompaniment + Full Score (All Parts)

You can purchase the sheet music here.

Additional Information

Divisions

Full track, Accompaniment, Part I, Part II

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