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Thread #122589 Message #2691317
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Jul-09 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pataphysical Lullaby (Ray Nelson)
Subject: ADD: Nelson Lullaby
Bingo! I googled every whichway and didn't find it.
Here's the song:
(written by Ray Nelson extemporaneously for his son Walter in 1959)
Sunrise in the mornin'
Moonrise in the evenin'
Starrise while my baby's asleep,
Papa sun is sleeping,
Mama moon is keeping
Watch so the baby stars don't weep.
Brother frog will sing,
Granny clockbell will ring,
Sister cat will see all is well.
Friend teddy bear is here,
And puppy-dog is near,
And the wind has a story to tell.
Leeneia found the song on Miriam Berg's Website, folksongcollector.com. Miriam is from my area and I think I've met her, but I don't really know her.