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Thread #84058   Message #1549500
Posted By: clueless don
25-Aug-05 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Lullabies and Children's Songs
Subject: RE: Favorite Lullabies and Children's Songs
I'll cast a vote for one.

My daughter has a tape which I believe is titled "Favorite Children's Songs", or something like that. It consists of various songs, some of which I know well ("I've been workin' on the railroad", "This Old Man", et al.) and others that I hadn't heard before. One of the new ones (to me) was a lullaby. The lyrics being:

The stars are out, the moon is up
it's time to go to bed.
I'm so glad you have a place
to lay your sleepy head.
Have a deep and peaceful sleep.
Dream away the hours.
When you wake, the sun will rise
to smile upon the flowers.
Go to sleep, my little friend
beneath the evening star.
You will always have a friend
no matter where you are.

This lullaby isn't for everyone, I would guess (many might consider it "saccharine"), but it touched me, and I still sing it to my now nine year-old daughter (I usually sing "my little *one*" rather than "my little friend" when singing it to her.)

This tape was produced by Disney, and the same singer performs all of the songs. If I get a chance, I will try to dig it up and get more information.