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Thread #6645   Message #3776907
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
06-Mar-16 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: I Bid You Goodnight
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: I Bid You Goodnight
Bid You Goodnight

Lie down, my be-love-ed,
Lie down and take your rest.
Lay your head upon your Savior's breast,
For I love you but Jesus loves you best,
Bid you good night, good night, good night.
Bid you fare well, fare well, fare well,
Bid you so long, so long, so long.

Other verses:
Lie down my Boss, my madam,
Little Jackie, Little Shawnie
Lovin' stranger, etc., etc.

This song usually closes our evening program. One after one, each
member of the Island household or guest should be mentioned by name
(or as near the name as Sammy can get).

The Island Song Book, Foreword by John and Evelyn McCutcheon, Privately printed at The Chicago Tribune Tower, Jan. 15, 1927, p.11 16

This is the same volume in which "The John B. Sails" appears; given as a souvenir to Carl Sandburg by the McCutcheons &c.