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Lullabies

Table of Contents

  1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  2. Kumbaya
  3. Baa Baa Black Sheep
  4. Hush Little Baby
  5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  6. Brahm's Lullaby
  7. All Through The Night (version 1)
  8. All Through The Night (version 2)
  9. All the Pretty Little Horses
  10. Lavender's Blue
  11. Sleep My Baby (Suo Gan) (Version 1)
  12. Sleep My Baby (Suo Gan) (Version 2)
  13. An Irish Lullaby
  14. The Moon Lullaby
  15. All Night, All Day
  16. By Baby Bunting
  17. Scottish Lullaby
  18. Day is Done (Taps)
  19. Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)
  20. The Squaw's Lullaby by Harry Edward Mills
  21. Amazing Grace

  1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    by Jane Taylor. English.

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
    How I wonder what you are,
    Up above the world so high,
    Like a diamond in the sky.

    When the blazing sun is set,
    And the grass with dew is wet,
    Then you show your little light,
    Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

    Then the traveler in the dark
    Thanks you for your tiny spark,
    He could not see where to go
    If you did not twinkle so.

    In the dark blue sky you keep,
    And often through my curtains peep,
    For you never shut your eye
    Till the sun is in the sky.

    As your bright and tiny spark
    Lights the traveler in the dark,
    Though I know not what you are,
    Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

  2. Kumbaya

    by Various. American.

    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

    Hear me crying, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me crying, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me crying, my Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

    Hear me singing, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me singing, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me singing, my Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

    Hear me praying, Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me praying, Lord, kum bay ya;
    Hear me praying, Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

    Oh, I need you, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Oh, I need you, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Oh, I need you, my Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

  3. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

    by Anonymous. English.

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes, sir, yes, sir,
    Three bags full;
    One for the master,
    And one for the dame,
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.

  4. Hush, Little Baby (The Mockingbird Song)

    by Anonymous. American.

    Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
    Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

    If that mockingbird won't sing,
    Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring

    If that diamond ring turns brass,
    Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.

    If that looking glass gets broke,
    Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat,

    If that billy goat don't pull,
    Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull.

    If that cart and bull turn over,
    Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

    If that dog named Rover won't bark,
    Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart.

    If that horse and cart fall down,
    You'll be the sweetest little baby in town.

  5. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    by Wallis Willis. American.

    Chorus:
    Swing low, sweet chariot
    Coming for to carry me home,
    Swing low, sweet chariot,
    Coming for to carry me home.

    I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
    Coming for to carry me home?
    A band of angels coming after me,
    Coming for to carry me home.

    Chorus

    Sometimes I'm up, and sometimes I'm down,
    (Coming for to carry me home)
    But still my soul feels heavenly bound.
    (Coming for to carry me home)

    Chorus

    The brightest day that I can say,
    (Coming for to carry me home)
    When Jesus washed my sins away.
    (Coming for to carry me home)

    Chorus

    If you get there before I do,
    (Coming for to carry me home)
    Tell all my friends I'm coming there too.
    (Coming for to carry me home)

    Chorus

  6. Brahm's Lullaby (Lullaby and Goodnight)

    by Johannes Brahms. German.

    Lullaby and good night,
    With roses bedight,
    With lilies o'er spread
    Is baby's wee bed.
    Lay thee down now and rest,
    May thy slumber be blessed.

    Lullaby and good night,
    Thy mother's delight,
    Bright angels beside
    My darling abide.
    They will guard thee at rest,
    Thou shalt wake on my breast.

  7. All Through The Night (version 1)

    by John Ceiriog Hughes. Welsh.

    All the stars' twinkles say
    All through the night
    "This is the way to the realm of glory,"
    All through the night.
    Darkness is another light
    That exposes true beauty
    The Heavenly family in peace
    All through the night.

    O, how cheerful smiles the star,
    All through the night
    To light its earthly sister
    All through the night.
    Old age is night when affliction comes
    But to beautify man in his late days
    We'll put our weak light together
    All through the night.

  8. All Through The Night (version 2)

    by Sir Harold Boulton. English.

    Sleep my child and peace attend thee,
    All through the night
    Guardian angels God will send thee,
    All through the night
    Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
    Hill and vale in slumber steeping,
    I my loving vigil keeping
    All through the night.

    While the moon her watch is keeping
    All through the night
    While the weary world is sleeping
    All through the night
    O'er thy spirit gently stealing
    Visions of delight revealing
    Breathes a pure and holy feeling
    All through the night.

  9. All the Pretty Little Horses

    by Anonymous. American.

    Hush-a-by, Don't you cry
    Go to sleep, you little baby
    When you wake you shall have
    All the pretty little horses

    Dapples and grays, pintos and bays
    All the pretty little horses

    Hush-a-by, Don't you cry
    Go to sleep, you little baby
    When you wake you shall have
    All the pretty little horses

  10. Lavender's Blue

    by Anonymous. English

    Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green,
    When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.
    Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so?
    'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so.

    Call up your men, dilly, dilly, set them to work
    Some to the plough, dilly, dilly, some to the fork,
    Some to make hay, dilly, dilly, some to cut corn,
    While you and I, dilly, dilly, keep ourselves warm

    Lavender's green, dilly, dilly, Lavender's blue,
    If you love me, dilly, dilly, I will love you.
    Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly, And the lambs play;
    We shall be safe, dilly, dilly, out of harm's way.

    I love to dance, dilly, dilly, I love to sing;
    When I am queen, dilly, dilly, You'll be my king.
    Who told me so, dilly, dilly, Who told me so?
    I told myself, dilly, dilly, I told me so.

  11. Sleep My Baby (Suo Gan) (version 1)

    by Anonymous. Welsh.

    Sleep my baby, at my breast,
    'Tis a mother's arms round you.
    Make yourself a snug, warm nest.
    Feel my love forever new.
    Harm will not meet you in sleep,
    Hurt will always pass you by.
    Child beloved, always you'll keep,
    In sleep gentle, mother's breast nigh.

    Sleep in peace tonight, sleep,
    O sleep gently, what a sight.
    A smile I see in slumber deep,
    What visions make your face bright?
    Are the angels above smiling,
    At you in your peaceful rest?
    Are you beaming back while in
    Peaceful slumber on mother's breast?

    Do not fear the sound, it's a breeze
    Brushing leaves against the door.
    Do not dread the murmuring seas,
    Lonely waves washing the shore.
    Sleep child mine, there's nothing here,
    While in slumber at my breast,
    Angels smiling, have no fear,
    Holy angels guard your rest.

  12. Sleep My Baby (Suo Gan) (version 2)

    by Anonymous. Welsh.

    Sleep my darling, on my bosom,
    Harm will never come to you;
    Mother’s arms enfold you safely,
    Mother’s heart is ever true.
    As you sleep there’s naught to scare you,
    Naught to wake you from your rest;
    Close those eyelids, little angel,
    Sleep upon your mother’s breast.

    Sleep, my darling, night is falling
    Rest in slumber sound and deep;
    I would know why you are smiling,
    Smiling sweetly as you sleep!
    Do you see the angels smiling
    As they see your rosy rest,
    So that you must smile an answer
    As you slumber on my breast?

    Don’t be frightened, it’s a leaflet
    Tapping, tapping on the door;
    Don’t be frightened, ‘twas a wavelet
    Sighing, sighing on the shore.
    Slumber, slumber, naught can hurt you,
    Nothing bring you harm or fright;
    Slumber, darling, smiling sweetly
    At those angels robed in white.

  13. An Irish Lullaby

    by James Royce Shannon. Irish-American.

    Over In Killarney,
    Many years ago,
    My Mother sang a song to me
    In tones so sweet and low;
    Just a simple Irish ditty,
    In her simple Irish way,
    And I'd give the world to hear her sing
    That song of this day.

    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Too-ra loo-ra li,
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Hush now don't you cry!
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Too-ra loo-ra li,
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, That's an Irish lul-la-by

    Oft, in dreams I wander
    To that cot again.
    I feel her arms a-huggin' me
    As when she held me then.
    And I hear her voice a hummin'
    To me as in days of yore,
    When she used to rock me fast asleep
    Outside the cabin door.

    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Too-ra loo-ra li,
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Hush now don't you cry!
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, Too-ra loo-ra li,
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra, That's an Irish lul-la-by

    Oh I can hear that music
    I can hear that song
    Filling me with memories
    Of a mother's love so strong
    Its melody still haunts me
    These many years gone bye
    Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra
    Until the day I die

  14. The Moon Lullaby

    by Anonymous

    I see the moon.
    The moon sees me.
    God bless the moon,
    And God bless me.

    I see the stars.
    The stars see me.
    God bless the stars,
    And God bless me.

    I see the world.
    The world sees me.
    God bless the world,
    And God bless me.

    I know an angel
    Watches over me.
    God bless the angels,
    And God bless me.

  15. All Night, All Day

    by Anonymous.

    All night, all day,
    Angels watching over me my Lord
    All night, all day
    angels watching over me.

    When at night I go to sleep
    Angels watching over me my Lord
    Pray the Lord my soul to keep
    Angels watching over me.

    All night, all day,
    angels watching over me, my Lord
    All night, all day,
    angels watching over me.

    Sleep comes over me
    Oh my lord
    Pray my soul to sleep
    Angels watching over me.

  16. By Baby Bunting

    by Anonymous. English.

    Bye, baby Bunting,
    Daddy’s gone a-hunting,
    Gone to get a rabbit skin
    To wrap the baby Bunting in.

  17. Scottish Lullaby

    by Anonymous. Scottish.

    Blow the wind, blow;
    Swift and low;
    Blow the wind o'er the ocean.
    Breakers rolling to the coastline;
    Bringing ships to harbor;
    Gulls against the morning sunlight;
    Flying off to freedom!

  18. Day Is Done (Taps)

    by Horace Lorenzo Trim. American. To the tune of Taps.

    Day is done, gone the sun
    From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
    All is well, safely rest,
    God is nigh.

    Fading light dims the sight
    And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
    From afar, drawing near
    Falls the night.

    Thanks and praise for our days
    Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
    As we go, this we know
    God is nigh.

  19. Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)

    by Anonymous

    Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
    Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
    Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
    Ding, daing, dong. Ding, daing, dong.

    Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
    Brother John? Brother John?
    Morning bells are ringing! Morning bells are ringing!
    Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.

  20. The Squaw's Lullaby

    by Harry Edward Mills

    Sleep, my little papoose;
    Thy father hunteth the moose;
    For thee and me he wanders long,
    His heart is brave, his hand is strong,
    His bow is mighty as the oak,
    His arrow is the lightning's stroke,
    In vain the wild fowl shun his noose;
    Sleep, my little papoose.

    Sleep, my little papoose;
    The hooting owl is loose;
    The fawn is sleeping by the doe,
    The calf beside the buffalo,
    The turkey hen above her brood
    Is guarding lest the wolf intrude,
    The gosling nestles 'neath the goose;
    Sleep, my little papoose.

  21. Amazing Grace

    by John Newton. English.

    Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found;
    Was blind, but now I see.

    ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    Through many dangers, toils and snares,
    I have already come;
    ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me,
    His Word my hope secures;
    He will my Shield and Portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
    The sun forbear to shine;
    But God, who called me here below,
    Will be forever mine.

    When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’d first begun.