Lullabies

Lullabies

For centuries, parents have sung lullabies to soothe and send their babies off to sleep.  A routine that includes a lullaby lets baby know sleep-time is approaching and encourages relaxation.  Here are the words to popular lullabies.

Sleep, baby, sleep 

Sleep, baby, sleep
Your father tends the sheep
Your mother shakes the dreamland tree
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee
Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep

All the 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.
Blacks and bays, dapple grays,
Coach and six white horses.
Hush-a-bye don't you cry.
Go to sleep-y, little baby.

Rock-a-bye baby

Rock-a-bye baby, in 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, little baby

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

And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass.

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat.

And if that billy goat won't pull
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.

And if that cart and bull fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.