cho: Rockabye baby, cradle and all
I'll tell you a story as night starts to fall
I'll tell you a story as day turns to night
All the best fairytales all turn out right.
In all of the stories whenever you're crying
Someone is passing by, walking or flying
Godmothers, fairies or angels on high
You can be sure you'll be heard if you cry
Frogs are all princes, ugly ducklings are swans,
There's magic at hand when all hope is gone
Poor folk and honest folk always win through
How I wish fairytales all came out true.
There's always a way to win through to the treasure
There's just enough pain before you find the pleasure
If you think that you're beaten, help comes along
And it's easy to tell who's right and who's wrong
And just when you think that your heart has been broken,
A prince comes along with a slipper or token
It's you that he's looking for, you that he kisses,
Why is it in real life there are so many misses?
Hold on to the hand of your sister or brother
And keep clear away from your wicked stepmother
Children take action, the youngest are strongest
Spells by the good fairy always last longest
Rags turn to riches, stones turn to jewels
There's always a punishment if you are cruel
So rockabye baby, until it is morning,
You'll find life's not quite like this - this is a warning.
copyright Anne Lister
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