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Venusian Lullaby [Mar. 14th, 2010|08:25 pm]
dalekboy
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Sharon has been having a terrible time settling Lex (he's teething - big, painful rear teeth), whereas I'm having some trouble, but nowhere near as much. I was trying to come up with anything I did differently, couldn't think of anything, but mentioned that I now always finish with the Venusian lullaby from Doctor Who. It's the one Pertwee uses to hypnotise Aggedor, the royal beast of Peladon.

No, really. I couldn't make that up.

Anyway Sharon tried to settle Lex tonight, and he would not settle. She headed off to resettle him again, and this time it worked! When she came down, I told her I was surprised, and didn't think he was going to settle.

She mimed patting Lex's back and then starting singing a rough version of... you guessed it! It's the easiest he's settled for her in a while.

Here's the only copy I could find on Youtube.

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From: gutter_monkey
2010-03-14 10:17 am (UTC)
Huh, I bet that's based off an old Celtic song or something.


Edit:
"The title refers to a favourite tune of the Third Doctor's, the "Venusian" words of which were first heard in The Dæmons. The words were put to music and sung by Jon Pertwee in The Curse of Peladon, in actuality the tune of the Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"."

Huh!!
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2010-03-14 10:40 am (UTC)
Very loosely based on that tune, IMO. Could easily have just been a generic warble using the typical style of that tune's era. It's a very simple chant in a natural minor key. I sing tunes like that to Sparrow when I'm singing along to the microwave. (No, seriously. It cooks with a tonic-and-root open fifth chord which is very easy to improvise around, and changes to an open minor fourth when it finishes cooking but is still rotating the turntable.)
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[User Picture]From: battblush
2010-03-14 10:41 pm (UTC)
Connor is having a few nightmares at the moment. The only way we can get him to stay in bed is by letting him take Lee's sonic screw driver with him because, in Connor's words, "the sonic screwdriver fixes everything."
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From: gutter_monkey
2010-03-15 07:14 am (UTC)
*Like*
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From: livelurker
2010-03-15 09:33 am (UTC)
I used to use it with our first born... The tune if not the words, and perhaps a bit more soothingly than Pertwee did :)
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