Mudcat Café message #3106357 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96633   Message #3106357
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
03-Mar-11 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
I think that the reference to the little boy 'going away' means merely that he's going to sleep for good. Off to Dreamland, if you will. Or in the arms of Morpheus. There are lots of metaphors where going away means going to sleep.

If you've ever tried to get a tired, cranky child to sleep (and seen him doze off then wake up again in two minutes) you would probably find that more credible.