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                  Mocking Bird Song
                 
Twinkle Twinkle
                 
Brahmís Lullaby
                 
Rock a Bye Baby
                 
Pretty Horses
                 
Sleep Baby Sleep
                 
All Through the Night
                 
Golden Slumbers
                 
Scarlet Ribbons
                 
Long, Long Ago
                 
Going To Bed Song
                 
Go to Bed First
                 
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
                  Rock Me to Sleep, Mother
                 
Wind of the Western Sea

                                                                                                                                                                           

                  Mocking Bird Song

                  Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
                  Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird
                  And if that mockingbird donít sing,
                  Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring

                  And if that diamond ring turns brass,
                  Mama's gonna get you a looking glass
                  And if that looking glass gets broke,
                  Mama's gonna get you a Billy goat

                  Hush oh hush the night birds call
                  Hush oh hush the dark must fall

                  And if that Billy goat donít pull,
                  Mama's gonna get you a cart and bull
                  And if that cart and bull turn over
                  Mamaís gonna get you a dog named Rover

                  And if that dog named Rover donít bark
                  Mamaís gonna get you a horse and cart
                  And if that horse and cart fall down
                  You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town

                  Hush oh hush the night birds call
                  Hush oh hush the dark must fall

                  Twinkle Twinkle

                  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 gone
                  When he nothing shines upon
                  When you show your light
                  Twinkle twinkle all the night

                  When the traveler in the dark
                  Thanks you for your tiny spark
                  He could not see which way to go
                  If you did not twinkle so

                  In the dark blue sky you keep
                  And often through my curtains peek
                  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

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

 

                  Brahmís Lullaby

                  Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight
                  With lilies be spread is baby's wee bed
                  Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
                  Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

                  Lullaby and good night, with mother's delight
                  Bright angels around my darling may stand
                  They will guard thee from harm, thou shalt wake in my arms
                  They will guard thee from harm; thou shalt wake in my arms


                  (Original German)
                  Guten Abend, gute Nacht, Mit Rosen bedacht,
                  Mit Naeglein besteckt, schlupf unter die Deck'
                  Morgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt
                  Morgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt

                  Guten Abend, gute Nacht, Von Englein bewacht
                  Die zeigen im Traum, dir Christkindleins Baum
                  Schlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum's Paradies
                  Schlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum's Paradies

 

                  Rock a Bye Baby

                  Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top
                  When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
                  When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
                  And down will come baby, cradle and all

                  Hush a bye baby up in the sky
                  On a soft cloud itís easy to fly
                  When the cloud bursts the raindrops will pour
                  Baby comes down to mother once more.

                  Rock a bye baby safe in my arms
                  Mother will hold thee safe from all harm
                  Tree limbs may break and clouds disappear
                  Always and ever Mother is here.

                  (last verse written by Lois Duncan)

 

                  Pretty Horses

                  Hush-a-bye don't you cry,
                  Go to sleep-y, little baby.
                  When you wake you shall have
                  All the pretty little horses.
                  Dapples and grays, pintos and bays
                  All the pretty little horses


                  Way down yonder in the meadow
                  Poor little baby cryin mama
                  Birds and the butterflies flutter round his eyes
                  Poor little baby cryin mama

                  Hush-a-bye don't you cry,
                  Go to sleep-y, little baby.
                  When you wake you shall have
                  All the pretty little horses.
                  Dapples and grays, pintos and bays
                  All the pretty little horses


                  Sleep Baby Sleep

                  Sleep, baby, sleep
                  Thy father tends the sheep
                  Thy mother shakes the dreamland tree
                  And down fall pleasant dreams for thee
                  Sleep, baby, sleep
                  Sleep, baby, sleep

                  Sleep, baby, sleep
                  Our cottage vale is deep
                  The little lamb is on the green
                  With snowy fleece so soft and clean
                  Sleep, baby, sleep
                  Sleep, baby, sleep

 

                  All Through the Night

                  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 dale in slumber sleeping
                  I my loved ones' vigil keeping,
                  All through the night

                  Angels watching, e'er around thee,
                  All through the night
                  Midnight slumber close surround thee,
                  All through the night
                  Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
                  Hill and dale in slumber sleeping
                  I my loved ones' watch am keeping,
                  All through the night

 

                  Golden Slumbers

                  Golden slumber kiss your eyes,
                  Smiles await you when you rise.
                  Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry,
                  And I will sing a lullaby.

                  Cares you know not,
                  Therefore sleep,
                  While I o'er you watch do keep.
                  Sleep, pretty darling,
                  Do not cry, And I will sing a lullaby.

 

                  Scarlet Ribbons

                  I peeked in to say goodnight
                  And there I heard my child in prayer
                  Please send me some scarlet ribbons
                  Scarlet ribbons for my hair

                  All the stores were closed and shuttered
                  All the streets were dark and bare
                  No where were there scarlet ribbons
                  Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

                  Through the night my heart was aching
                  Just before the dawn was breaking
                  I peeked in and on her bed in gay profusion
                  Lying there
                  Scarlet ribbons lovely ribbons
                  Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

                  If I live to be a hundred
                  I will never know from where
                  Came those ribbons lovely ribbons
                  Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

 

                  Long, Long Ago

                  Sing me the songs that to me were so dear
                  Long long ago, long ago
                  Tell me the tales I delighted to hear
                  Long long ago, long ago

                  Out of the past on the winds of the years
                  Sung by a voice that could still all my fears
                  Softened by laughter and gentled by tears
                  Long long ago, long ago

                  Sing me the songs that were mine at the start
                  Long long ago, long ago
                  Tell me the tales that were dear to my heart
                  Long long ago, long ago

                  Now I shall share with a child at my breast
                  All of those songs that once put me to rest
                  Safe in the arms of the one I loved best
                  Long long ago, long ago
                  Long long ago, long ago

 

                  Going To Bed Song

                  The Evening is coming the sun sinks to rest
                  The crows are all flying straight home to their nest
                  Caw says the crow as he flies overhead
                  Its time little people were going to bed

                  The flowers are closing the daisy asleep
                  The primrose is buried in slumber so deep
                  Closed for the night are the roses so red
                  Its time little people were going to bed

                  The butterfly drowsy has folded its wings
                  The bee are returning no more the birds sing
                  The labor is over the nestlings are fed
                  Its time little people were going to bed

 

                  Go to Bed First

                  Go to bed first a golden purse
                  Go to bed second a golden pheasant
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

                  Go to bed third a golden bird
                  Go to bed 4th a golden horse
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

                  Go to bed 5th a golden ship
                  Go to bed 6th a golden brick
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

                  Go to bed 7th a golden tent
                  Go to be 8th a golden plate
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

                  Go to bed 9th a golden hine
                  Go to bed 10th a golden
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

                  Go to bed last nothing but grass
                  Go to bed last nothing but grass
                  Sleep sleep go to sleep
                  Sleep my little one sleep

 

                  Flow Gently Sweet Afton

                  Flow gently sweet Afton among thy green braes
                  Flow gently I'll sing thee a song in thy praise
                  My baby's asleep by thy murmuring stream
                  Flow gently sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams

                  Thou stock dove whose echo resound through the glen
                  Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den
                  Thou greencrested lapwing thy screaming forbear
                  I charge you, disturb not my slumbering fair

                  How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills
                  Far marked with the courses of clear winding rills
                  There daily I wander as noon rises high
                  My flocks and my baby's sweet cot in my eye

                  How pleasant thy banks and sweet valleys below
                  Where wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow
                  There oft, as mild evening weeps over the lea
                  The sweet scented birch shades my baby and me

                  Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides
                  And winds by the cot where my baby resides
                  How wanton the waters her snowy feet lave
                  As gathering sweet flowers, she stems thy clear wave

                  Flow gently sweet Afton among thy green braes
                  Flow gently sweet river, the theme of my lays
                  My baby's asleep by thy murmuring stream
                  Flow gently sweet Afton, disturb not her dream

 

                  Rock Me to Sleep, Mother

                  Backward, turn backward, O Time in thy flight
                  Make me a child again, just for tonight
                  Mother, come back from the echo less shore
                  Take me again to your heart as of yore.


                  Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care
                  Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair
                  Over my slumber your loving watch keep, ---
                  Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep

                  Over my heart in days that are flown
                  No love like mother love ever was shown
                  No other worship abides and endures
                  Faithful unselfish and patient like yours

                  None like a mother can charm away pain
                  From the sick soul and the world weary brain
                  Slumber soft love ore my heavy lids creep
                  Rock me to sleep mother rock me to sleep

                  Mother dear mother the years have been long
                  Since I last hushed to your lullaby song
                  Sing them and unto my sole it shall seep
                  Womanhoodís years have been only a dream

                  Clasped to your heart in a loving embrace
                  With your light lashes just sweeping my face
                  Never here after to wake or to weep
                  Rock me to sleep mother rock me to sleep

                  (Alternate lyrics)

                  Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years!
                  I am so weary of toil and of tears --
                  Toil without recompense, tears all in vain,
                  Take them and give me my childhood again;


                  I have grown weary of dust and decay,
                  Weary of flinging my soul wealth away,
                  Weary of sowing for others to reap, ---
                  Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep

                  Mother, oh mother, my heart calls for you
                  Tired of the hollow, the base, the untrue
                  Many a summer the grass has grown green
                  Blossomed and faded, our faces between

                  Backward, oh backward, Time in your flight
                  Make me a child again, just for tonight.
                  Come from the silence so long and so deep,
                  Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep

                  Wind of the Western Sea

                  Sweet and low sweet and low Wind of the Western Sea
                  Blow, blow, breathe and blow Wind of the Western Sea

                  Over the rolling waters blow
                  Come from the dying moon and blow
                  Blow him again to me while my little one
                  While my pretty one sleeps

                  Sleep and rest Sleep and rest
                  Father will come to me soon
                  Rest, rest on mother's breast
                  Father will come to me soon

                  Father will come to his babe in the nest
                  Silver sails come out of the west
                  Under the silver moon sleep my little one
                  Sleep my pretty one Sleep