Oh, lullaby, my baby. The bee has gone to sleep;
The dew is on the clover, and peace is on the deep
While Mother sings above thee a little slumber song
And prays beneath her singing,
“God save my babe from wrong”
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep, my baby,
Sleep, Sleep, baby Sleep.
Oh, lullaby, my baby.
The starts shine over head;
To light the way of angel who come about thy bed
To keep their watch above thee until the morning breaks,
And from the dreams they brought
My little darling wakes
Oh, lullaby, my baby dear,
Take thou this good night kiss,
And may it tell the darling what love a mother’s is
Take thou this kiss to dream of while I breath a prayer;
That God, Who gave, shall have thee forever in his care.
Rexford, Eben E. and Vannah, kate, "Cradle Song" (1893). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 240.
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