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Goodnight, Groddle

I think that when the game goes away, all of our little world is asleep and waits for us till we come back again.

So I wrote this lullaby.  It's based on a song from my alma mater called "The Goodnight Song."
I hope it makes some of you happy too.  I like thinking that Ur is gently dreaming.

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Lay your picks and scrapers down,
Catch the fading evenlight,
Butterflies rest in the fruit trees
as we sing to Ur, "good night."

Fireflies glimmer, glimmer 'round all
Shimla Mirch and back to you
Bearing sparks from all the Glitchen
Cosma, Tii and Friendly too.

To be woven in our dreaming
Good night Groddle, good night.

Listen online (added for Faereluth and anyone else)
MP3  (updated at hburger's suggestion)

Updated:
The final version, made amazing by the talented Danny Simmons

Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • Wow that's awesome good job!!
    Posted 7 years ago by Gabi Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Fab! How lovely <3

    Edit: Yay! Link works! Thanks Lelu!
    Posted 7 years ago by Hburger Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Try this: (edited; we don't need this any more, just use the links above)
    Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I really like it - hope you get the MP3 working soon!  A part of me kinda wants it to be played whenever the server has to be taken down. :)
    Posted 7 years ago by Jannisary Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Well done,Lelu! =)
    Posted 7 years ago by ~Scilly~ Subscriber! | Permalink
  • *claps for Lelu*
    Posted 7 years ago by gia Subscriber! | Permalink
  • This is so cute. <3
    Posted 7 years ago by Yaoya Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bravo!
    Posted 7 years ago by AJ Tsuki Subscriber! | Permalink
  • :) :) thank you all.  I'm so happy that you like it.  Glitch makes all of us so happy, we just want to share.
    Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink
  • *dab*
    Posted 7 years ago by Nanookie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • :')
    Posted 7 years ago by stoot barfield Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Well done. Thank you.
    Posted 7 years ago by Myles! Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Wow! That's amazing!
    Posted 7 years ago by Jade Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Aww... Lelu is cute as a mail frog.
    Posted 7 years ago by glum pudding Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Awww,, Thank You!
    Posted 7 years ago by Brib Annie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • She really *can* sing to butterflies.
    Posted 7 years ago by Nanookie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Love it:)
    Posted 7 years ago by RM Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Lelu!!!  What a sweet lullaby!  
    Posted 7 years ago by Pirate Apples Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Excellent!
    Posted 7 years ago by Lord Bacon-o Subscriber! | Permalink
  • a very beautiful lullaby, Thank you very much Lelu. 
    Posted 7 years ago by rayn Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I love the words I wish I could hear the mp3 but I dont have the right google access it seems
    From the replies here I am sure it sounds as wonderful as it reads, lovely sentiments, congrats Lelu

    Edit: Thank you for adding the online player, you really do have a beautiful voice making the lullaby all the sweeter, I am so glad Stoot and co are adding it as our goodnight theme. :D
    Posted 7 years ago by Faereluth Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Hi Faereluth!  I just had to do a little research to find an alternate sharing location.
    Hope this player works for you.  (Link added at top.)

    Thank you everyone. I appreciate it. (( hugs ))
    Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink
  • As soon as this spread around the office, there was a movement to put it in as a replacement for the trumpets as a game shutdown song. In fact, eager engineers went ahead and did it. But, we should ask: Lelu, can we have your permission to do that? And, if so, would you mind if we added an accompaniment? 
    Posted 7 years ago by stoot barfield Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Beautiful. That would be a wonderful way to end a test. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Piece of Serenity Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh my goodness, stoot, I would be honored if you used it. 
    <blush />

    I have a small concern about copyright issues, only in that I don't know the status of the original tune that I used for inspiration from my college (it was in my head and this was what happened!) For my own use as a private project, I didn't think it posed a practical problem. But I would not want to cause any issues for Tiny Speck. I would be happy to help with that. (IANAL, so maybe I'm worried over nothing!)
    Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Aww this is so sweet!  Beautiful voice!  This would make Glitch end on a much sweeter note (I have never actually been around when Glitch ended, but I am sure its pretty bitter for those who love to play so much)
    Posted 7 years ago by Laurali Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Beautiful!
    Posted 7 years ago by Danny Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Lelu it sure sounds like a traditional melody. If so, it'd long out of copyright. If we're wrong and we hear different, we'll do what the owner wants ;)
    Posted 7 years ago by stoot barfield Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Congrats Lelu - truly deserved!
    Posted 7 years ago by Hburger Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh my, so beautiful and, Lelu, you so deserve the accolade bestowed upon you.  This whole Glitch world rocks for every great reason I can think of!;)

    WTG Lelu :)
    Posted 7 years ago by ?joby? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • How cool is this?

    Congrats Lelu!!!  You're a Gltch Star!! :)
    Posted 7 years ago by Pirate Apples Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Finally got to hear it today, absolutely beautiful Lelu.  Thank you so much for this. :-)
    Posted 7 years ago by Cassandria Subscriber! | Permalink
  • How touchingly beautiful, Lelu!  It so encompasses the feelings many of us have for this wonderful world!  I am just so happy to hear it will be used for the closing song (thumbs up, stoot!) - how poetic and perfect!  Thank you for sharing your feelings and talent!
    Posted 7 years ago by Hab Subscriber! | Permalink
  • This is beautiful, thank you!
    Posted 7 years ago by Reine Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Lelu, that is LOVELY. 
    Posted 7 years ago by jasbo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Congratulations Lelu, it's quite lovely and so appropriate!
    Posted 7 years ago by welshcorgi Subscriber! | Permalink
  • + 1 Oh, Lelu---- thank you! It's a fitting and heartwarming tribute to Glitch. It is so nice that the devs are adopting it to close testing sessions. 
    Posted 7 years ago by GreyGoose Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Lelu Beautiful just beautiful ,hubby does not like the trumpets and this would be so lovely and soft,It is so real as I never have one night withour dreaming I am somewhere in the world of glitch.Lucky me as I am a compulsive dreamer.you added some magic.thankyou.would just love to hear the music hon. edit to say just heard the music and wanted to lay my head down and wait to wake up and see "ENTER".
    Posted 7 years ago by Jellybelly Baby Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Very,very nice. Thanks Lelu :)
    Posted 7 years ago by miskey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I'm so happy they are going to use this, Lelu. Well-deserved! And, devs, I think it's so great that you mean what you say about us helping create the world, to the extent of using a player's song. Awesome:)
    Posted 7 years ago by RM Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Just beautiful Lelu, thank you for sharing - and I am really looking forward to hearing it again as part of the shutdown.
    Posted 7 years ago by MzMunchken Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thank you Lelu for sharing this beautiful lullaby. You're voice is magic. And thanks to the wonderful staff for being the kind of group that is so open to incorporating talent when and where they see it. It will go a long way to ease the pain of closing down the tests. Well done!
    Posted 7 years ago by Riverwalker Subscriber! | Permalink
  • just heard this- great job Lelu and wtg on it being used for closing!
    Posted 7 years ago by bored no more Subscriber! | Permalink
  • BEAUTIFUL!!
    And a big CONGRATS to you  (and how awesome for us!!!) for it being included in the game!!
    Posted 7 years ago by sgjo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Beautiful, Lelu!

    @stoot - the original poem that the melody seems based on has been around since 1905 - though I am glad that Mount Holyoke changed the words for their own purpose.  The original words kind of take the magic out it (Don't follow link if you are easily offended, as 1905 mentality is in action): bit.ly/iUZCaF

     
    Posted 7 years ago by Yeoman Subscriber! | Permalink
  • That's interesting, yeoman...thanks for sharing.

    Congrats Lelu! It's beautiful!
    Posted 7 years ago by Cupcake Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yikes! Yeoman, never heard that one. Thankfully, times change!

    sgjo, it is, in fact, awesome. :) I will tell a story because somehow it seems appropriate. I gave up on music, and other things, 20 years ago because I didn't believe in myself. I had a college classmate who became a professional opera soloist. Everything I tried, she was there first and was beautiful and perfect. I felt like a mudskipper next to her.

    Now I think maybe life can be tough enough without you beating yourself up too. 

    This is a lullaby from my heart and it's for all of you. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Lelu Subscriber! | Permalink
  • What a lovely voice! And so perfectly Glitchly, its wonderful. Thank you for posting the audio.
    Posted 7 years ago by Phoebe Springback Subscriber! | Permalink
  • That is a beautiful lullaby Lelu. Can't wait to hear it at the end of the test, very special and exciting. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.  
    Posted 7 years ago by tweetypie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Wow - it's so beautiful!  
    Posted 7 years ago by Tradescantia Subscriber! | Permalink
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