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Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby

GUEST 22 Aug 14 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,Chas 14 Jan 14 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,7th generation Texan 13 Oct 12 - 04:30 AM
GUEST,Guest,,USA 15 Jul 12 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,Dereen, Melbourne Australia 29 Feb 12 - 06:18 AM
Bert 22 Jan 12 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,Neal Anderson 21 Jan 12 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,susiemuse 04 Dec 11 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Lindsay 19 Oct 11 - 12:00 PM
GUEST 08 Oct 11 - 12:47 AM
GUEST,great grandma 02 Oct 11 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Marion in oz 22 May 11 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Mairi, Scotland 03 Feb 11 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,sophie 02 Jan 11 - 09:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 04:34 PM

Wow, I was trying to remember this lullaby, my grandparents used to sing me in the 70s, 43 now
It was the Tura ra lur ah bit I kept remembering, but now the rest starts to come back. I thought of it because I work in a nursery now, keep passing it on. What a lovely thread.

thanks all

Carol,
From Leeds, Yorkshire, England


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Chas
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 03:21 PM

Go to sleep my bonny little baby,
mamma's going to smack you if you don't.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,7th generation Texan
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 04:30 AM

My family has passes this song down through at least 5 generations. Our version goes,

Go to sleep my little bitty baby
Brer fox gonna getcha if you don't
Slumber on the bosom of your ole mammy jinny
Mommas go getcha if you don't
Tur ra lur ah lur ah lur ah
Underneath the starry skies above
Hushabye, don't you cry
Mommas little baby
Mommas little picaninny goo goo goo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Guest,,USA
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 08:36 PM

My family has sung the "Go to Sleep My Baby/Wyoming Lullaby" song for generations. They were not sung to us or written using any terms like "picaninnie, mammie, or coon", maybe they were added as a southern variation. Thank You.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Dereen, Melbourne Australia
Date: 29 Feb 12 - 06:18 AM

I am 62, and my mother and Grandmother both sang it thus:

Go to sleep, my baby. Close those big blue eyes.
Angels watching over you, peeking from the corners of the skies.
Great big moon is shing, stars beign to peep;
And it's time for our Dereenie to go to sleep.

(I change the eye colour and name for my own Grandchildren)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 08:44 AM

Here's one my Dad used to sing us to sleep with. Not PC now though.

There's a mighty heap of trouble brewing down in Tennesee,
and it's all about a little yellow coon.
Now this little pickaninny was as black as he could be
on the morn that he was born the first of June.
Now the cause of this commotion was the fact the other night,
exactly in the fullness of the moon,
this little pickaninny changed his color from black to white,
and in the morn they found a little yellow coon.

Sitting by the fire in his Mammy's arms
as she sings to him this tune
Honey don't you cry, wipe your shiny eye,
There's going to be a little yellow coon.
Never mind your color if your heart ain't black,
better days are coming soon,
Honey don't you cry, wipe your shiny eye,
There's going to be a little yellow coon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Neal Anderson
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 10:14 PM

here is the version I learned and sang to my kids:they call it
"The Peep Song"

Go to sleep my Baby
Close Your dreamy Eyes
Angels up above you
Are watch-in on my honey
From the Skies.
Great Big Moon M Shining,
Stars Begin to Peep
Time for Little one's Like you dear
To go to sleep.
That's my one my only Lullaby

Some times sing it twice , but my kids would come to me and ask Daddy can you sing the pee song to me lol they called it that because of the one word peep in the song lol cute lil thing kids do it was a sweet favorite of them when they were little , hope that helps Neal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,susiemuse
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 10:56 AM

I didn't expect to find it. My mother sang it to me over 70 years ago. she used to make up lyrics when I was screaming with colic, to keep herself awake and peaceful - so to speak. "Go to sleep, my baby, or I'll bat you in the jaw, /Angels up above you, are smiling down so kindly on your Maw." As Rosalie Sorrels always said, you can sing anything in a sweet voice and it will calm a baby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Lindsay
Date: 19 Oct 11 - 12:00 PM

I thought it was just me that remembered these songs, my Nana used to sing them to me till about the age of 13 !! But my favorite, and I don't see this one on here at all, was called 'Only a Rosebud'...does anyone remember that?
Very sad song, I remeber the words, if any one recalls it, let me know and I will post them.
Lindsay x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 12:47 AM

It just goes to show how a lullaby endures. My mum and grandma used to sing it to me as a child in Singapore and I have sung it to my children and grandchildren in Australia. I feel Chinese Whispers had something to do with this version:

Go to sleep my baby
close your pretty eyes
Angels are above you
peeping from the dreary, dreary skies
Great big moon is shining
Stars are twinkling bright
Time for little piccaninnies
to say goodnight.
Moira, Perth, Western Australia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,great grandma
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 06:26 PM

My grandma sang Go to sleep my little piccaninny and Go to sleep my baby when I was 3 in 1938 also I's a coon, a little burglar coon. I calls on you when the nights are black etc. Wonderful memories


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Marion in oz
Date: 22 May 11 - 07:03 PM

This is an old thread folks, but here is the version my northamptonshire granne sang to me in rhodesia way back in the 50's

Loo a loo, my little picaninny,
Underneath the birght and shining moon,
Hushaby rockaby, Mama's little baby,
Mama's little lala bala coon

Go to sleep my little picaninny,
Prairie fox will catch younif you don't
Hushaby, rockaby, Mama's little baby
Mama's little lala bala coon

I was only about 3 when she used to sing to me and pat me when I was wakeful, so words are probably a bit jumbled.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Mairi, Scotland
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 04:15 PM

My mum used to sing this to me when I was wee and her mum sang that to her. I am now learning to sing it to my baby. These are the words she has taught me.

When the sun is setting in Wyoming
When the sky of blue has turned to gold
In my dreams I can hear the organ play
In my dreams I can see the children play

By the cabin door I see my mammy
with a little baby on her knee
And I sing/hear that Wyoming Lullaby
Mammy used to sing to me

Go to sleep my bab
Close your pretty eyes
Shadows of the evening
Stealing pretty baby cross the sky

Great big moon is shining
Stars begin to peep
Time for little piccaninnes (sp) to go to sleep

piccaninny time to go to sleep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,sophie
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 09:36 PM

Just type 'Go to Sleep My Baby' into iTunes and its there!!

This is what my nan sang to me only a few years ago :)

Go to sleep my baby
Close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you
Peeping at you gently from the skies
Great big moon is shining
Stars begin to peep
Time for little (my name) to go to sleep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,TIPPETT M W (New Zealand)
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 10:39 PM

Being deaf I may have the words wrong but this is the version I seen to have in my memory from about the 1950's on:

Go to sleep my little picanninie
Mama's going to smack you if you don't
Right on the bottom of your old panannine (this would mean a nappy or baby pants)
Mr Fox will get you if I don't
Lu la lu la lu la lu la lulu
Right down on the other side of the moon
Hush a bye, don't you cry, Mama's little baby
Mama's little piccanninie coon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:05 PM

Here was my family's version:

Alabama coon,
'adn't been born very long
'member the great big round moon?
And that old sweet song?
Well my papa was down in the cotton fields
where I rolled and I tumbled in the sun
while my pappy picked cotton my mammy watched me grow
and this am this song she sung:

Go to sleep, my little pickaninny
'fraid a fox'll catch you if you don't
slumber on the bosom of your old mammy ginny
'fraid a fox'll catch you if you don't.

Lu la lu, la lu la lu la lu,
Underneath that silvery southern moon
rock-a-bye, hush-a-bye
mammy's little baby
mammhy's little Alabama coon.

This was my favorite lullaby as a child. Being innocent, I had no idea it had so many slurs in it, but it's so sweet, and I want to think that it's history was something beautiful, hopefully, something written in love by a slave mother for her child. I hope it wasn't just written by some white dude trying to make slave life out to be a cozy little existence. I think I'll still sing it to my babies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Winnie
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 02:45 AM

My mother sang this version of the Sandman to me in the 30's and I have taught it to all of my 5 children who now sing it to theirs.
"The Sandman"
Here Comes the Sandman
Tripping so lightly
He runs along on the tips of his toes
He scatters the sand
with his own little hand
In the eyes of the sleepy children.

Go to sleep, my Baby'
Close your sleepy eyes
The lonely moon is watching
From out the darkened skies
The little stars are peeping
To see if you are sleeping.

Go to sleep, my baby
Close your sleepy eyes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:55 PM

i'm so happy having found this thread and reading through everyones comments. my grandmother would often sing songs to me as a child and one of my fondest memories of her is her singing me to sleep with this lullaby and i could never remember the complete lyrics, she was from yorkshire and passed away several years ago and i've never known the origin or heard the song since but having browsed for a little while i have just purchased the sweetest version of it sung by the beverley sisters on amazon.........for my lovely nana mary.. this ones for you xxxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,guest, Orma
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 11:34 PM

I always thought my grandmother had made this lullaby up for us, but googled it just to see if it was based on a real lullaby. She was English bought up in India, so I thought it might have come from there. Her variation was

Go to sleep my little piccaninnie
Brer Fox will catch you if you don't
Slumber on the shoulder of your old (substitute your name/title here but she sang 'nonna Beryl' which is what we called her)
(nonna)'s going to kiss you if you don't.

followed always by two kisses!

I guess she was toning it down for us...but I will stick to her version because it has such happy memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 08:45 AM

This thread is superb! My dad sang this to my sister and I, as it was sung to him by my grandmother. Our version has one slight variation:

Go to sleep
My little pickaninny
Br'er fox is gonna getcha if ya don't
Slumber on the bosom of your ole' Mammy Jenny
Mammy's gonna smack ya if ya don't
L'loo, l'loo
Underneath the silvery, southern, moon
Rockabye, hushabye,
Mammy's little baby
Mammy's little Alabama coon

He also sang us this one:

Oh, the little dog barked at the big round moon
As it rose in the eastern sky
He said, "I'm a terror, although I am small
And I dare you, you impudent fellow to fall,"
But the moon only smilled and smiled
The moon only smiled and smiled


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 12:38 PM

my Mother sang this to me when I was 3 1/2 just before she died in 1948, I thought it was Alaballa coon , and she sang ---hush a bye , don't you cry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 07:21 AM

Hi. I'n a Kiwi living in PNG since 1986 in Lae. My father sang a similar song to us kids when we were little. Not that he had much of a singing voice. It was very similar to the one you wrote except that it ended with 'Papa's little pikinini.

Geof


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 11:13 PM

Wow, I just sang this song to my 2yr old son, and my two month old daughter. My dad sang this to me as a child, and now both he and I sing it to my kids. I think my dad got it from his mother (he is in his 60's). There are soo many variations, but what a great little gift to pass down.

Go to sleep my baby close your pretty eyes angels up above you watching from the sky. The great big moon is shining the stars begin to peep and now's it's time for little babies to go to sleep

Go to sleep my little piccannie briar fox will catch you if you don't. Underneath the bosom of your old nanna jinny Ado ado ado ado a dilly underneath the silvery moon hush a bye lullaby daddy's little choochie pie, and mamma's little alabama coo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM

I remember my grandmother singing the Alabama Coon lullaby to me and I have since sung it to my own grandchild 54 years later. I know the words are now not politically correct but it's still a lovely song.
We all seem to have a slightly different version...mine goes
Go to sleep my little pickaninny
Granny fox will get you if you don't
Hush a bye don't you cry
Mummy's little baby
Mummy's lttle Balla Calla coo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,GUEST, mary
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 04:34 AM

I'm just fifteen. My mum, although not a native Papuan, was brought up in Papua New Guinea. I was surprised to find this site, because I believed, incorrectly it would seem, that it was a Papuan New Guinean song. I know her mother sang it to her. As far as I remember, she sang these lyrics:

Go to sleep my little pickaninny
Or the flying fox will get you if you don't
Go to slumber in the bosom of your old black momma
Your're just daddy's little Alabama coon

It's interesting to note the different variations in this one nursery rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Christine
Date: 18 Nov 09 - 04:59 AM

With a brand new grandson I am researching all the lullabys my grandmother sang to me and my daughter - this is just a magic thread and has brought back some wonderful memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 12:17 AM

Here is the original. Google the composer's name "Lucine Finch" for background.

http://www.getbodhi.com/lotus/sites/staging.gruntle.com/filebrowser/files/sandman.pdf

(I hope someone is still reading this thread, six years later!

Dave from British Columbia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,tonto
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 09:11 AM

Lula lula lula bye bye - was Vera Lynn xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 11:49 PM

Does anyone recognize any of these lyrics? My grandmother, who grew up in southern Appalachia, used to sing it to us. It had a beautiful, haunting melody:

Hush, my pickaninny, for I'm goin' to tell you a story
Hush, my little babe
It's about a little rabbit, and his mammy called him Orey
Hush, my little babe.
He lived down in a cornfield with a palm leaf for his bed.
He got scared when it grew nighttime, and he covered up his head.
Hush, my little babe.
Mammy's little honey
Go to sleep now sonny
Mammy's little honey boy.

Hush, my pickanniny, it's a-time now you were sleepin'
Hush, my little babe
And the goblins sho will get you, if you don't a-quit your peepin'
Hush my little babe
...a phrase I don't remember .., you must quit your wicked ways
And the lark will come and wake you at the dawnin' of the day
Hush, my little babe
Mammy's little honey
Go to sleep now sonny
Mammy's little honey boy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Najma Hopwood
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 03:06 PM

My mother used to sing go to sleep my baby to me in the late sixties, I really struggle to remember the tune but want to sing the song to my youngest child aged two as she loves songs especially if nana sang them to me! My mother did use the word 'picaninny' and although at the time was not considered offensive, nowdays both 'picaninny' and 'coon' are cosidered offensive,due mostly to the abusive usage of the words and the links to slavery. I will have to use a substitute.
I spoke to my mother tonight and she said her mother had sung it to her in the 40's but she was not sure of the origins.

If anyone knows where I can get a recording of this song I would really apreciate it if you could email me at najmahopwood@hotmail.com   
Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Thirlestanelodge
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 08:06 AM

My Mum and Gran used to sing this to us when we were little. We thought that they had made it up. They were from London, my gran was born in White Chapel in 1880 ad my Mum in Camden in 1922, .
They used to sing these words

Go to sleep my little picaninny
Bear 'n' fox'll catch ya if ya don't
Slumber on the bosom of your old mamma Ginny
Bear and fox'll catch ya if ya don't!
Noo nah, noo nah, noona noona naddy ,
Underneath the silvery, silver moon
Hush-a-bye
Don't you cry,
Mammy's little babby,
mammy's little ala bala boo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Rosie
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 01:59 PM

It's great to see the old Lullabies alive, I couldn't quite remeber the whole of my gran's with the help of this thread, i have the whole version written down for my childer. The tune is embedded in my memory and very much doubt i will every forget it !!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Me
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 08:19 PM

My Grandma and mum used to sing this to me as a child. I always remembered it.

Our version is pretty similar to those stated, although I wont use the "Pickaninnies" version in public and change it to my daughters nick-names.

Go to sleep my baby
Close your pretty eyes
Angels are above you
Peeping at you deary from the skies
Great big moon is shinning
Stars begin to peep
Time for all good *pickaninnies* to go to sleep
Pickaninnies time to go to sleep

My two year old sings along with me too. It certainly has an impact!

Out of interest, Im only 28, but it is still a perfect lullaby, soft and gentle, and easy for little ones to drift off to...or in my case howl along to!!! You have to imagine a 2 year old "go sleep my babyyyyyyyy" comletely off key but enjoying every moment!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: bavis
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:45 PM

I need new glasses! I read it as My Baby Worming Lullaby. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Lol
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 08:40 AM

Just founfd this thread...my mum used to sing it to me in the 50s.

IFound this printed version on the web. Hope it helps

Lol


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Larkspur Honeysuckle
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 02:36 PM

Thank you Mudlark (8/3/05) and KC (guest 5/29/07)
for helping me find the lyrics to "That Sly Old gentleman from Featherbed Lane" I remembered this song today, while reading a story by Jamie Sams about Storyteller, clan Mother of the Sixth Moon Cycle, from the book "The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers", In the story is a Sleep-Man who comes to sprinkle sleep-sand in the childrens' eyes. When i read that part, this song bubbled up from my childhood, almost intact, from my mom singing it to us when we we little. It's such a lovely, soothing song and i went to google it to see if I could find the rest of it, and here you both were! Thank you, through space and time, and the technology of the web for helping me fill in this happy piece of my past.

Here's the way my mom sang it to us :

That sly old gentleman, from Hushabye Lane
He's watching you, he's peeking through your windowpane

He's sprinkled sand from the stars
That glistens and gleams
He'll sprinkle your eyes with dreams


He'll make your little heart so happy and gay
You'll ride a rockinghorse along the Milky Way
Why stay awake? ... Better take that slumber train
With that sly old gentleman from Featherbed Lane...

I sang it to my kids too...and now, maybe someday, I'll sing it to my grandkids!

Peace...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Fleabag
Date: 07 May 09 - 04:26 PM

I LOVE this thread!! Like someone way back there, I have just sung this to my year old and decided to google the lyrics, and here it was!!!! my nanna's version went;

Go to sleep my baby
Close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you
Peeping at you gently from the skies
Great big moon am shining
Stars begin to peep
Time for little (childs name) to go to sleep...
...very soon little (childs name) will be asleep.

I've only ever met one other mummy who knows this lullaby!! I know some people are a bit miffed that this thread has run away with itself slightly, but its so good to see the passion people have for keeping these traditional tunes alive within families!

Right! I'm off to search more lyrics now...does anyone know the one that goes............
         
Ok ok! I'm going!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Elaine Lawson
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 05:43 PM

My grandmother sang this song to me in the 50's. I remember the words as:
Alabama Coon,

I 'm a little Alabama Coon,
And I ain't been born very long;
I remember one big moon;
I remember one sweet song.
When they took me down to the cotton field,
there I rolled and I tumbled in the sun;
While my daddy picked the cotton
My mammy watched me grow,
And this is what she sang to me:

Go to sleep my little picaninny
Brer fox will catch you if you don't
slumber on the bosom of your old mammy jenny
mammy's gonna swat you if you don't
alu, alu, alu alu alu
Underneath the silver southern moon
hush-a-bye rock-a-bye mamma's little baby,
mamma's little Alabama coon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Reneestpat - the Irish version from around 1
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 12:03 AM

Go to sleep
my little piccaninny
Mammy's going to smack you if you don't
Hush-a-bye, rock-a-bye
Mammy's little baby
Mammy's little Alabama coon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Reneestpat - the Irish translation
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 11:54 PM

Go to sleep, my baby
Close your pretty blue eyes.
Angels up above you
Watching o'er you daily from the skies
Great big moon is shining,
Stars begin to peep
For it's time that my wee baby
Should go to sleep.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,aymie
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 11:22 PM

Go to sleep my little picaninny
Brer fox'll getcha if you don't
slumber on the bosom of your old mammy jenny
mammy's gonna swat ya if you don't
shoo, shoo, underneith the silent silver moon
hush-a-bye
rock-a-bye
mammy's little baby,
mammy's little alabamy coon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 12:27 AM

The song that Dianne requested and that K Perry supplied is called STAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. There is a separate thread about that song: Lyr Req: Stay in Your Own Backyard. If you want to discuss that song any further, please do so in that thread.
    Messages moved to the other thread.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add Cradle Song by Fritz Kreisler 1915
From: GUEST,Gilda
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 02:57 AM

After listening to the John McCormack recording on that link I just posted, I copied the lyrics as they sound to me:

Cradle Song (based on Caprice Viennois)
Music by Fritz Kreisler
Lyrics by Alice Mattullath

Tears must fall,
Eyes must weep,
While my song I sing.
Little one sleep....

You and I are all alone -
I have only you.
Father's love you never have known;
Mother must love for two.

Father heard his country's call
At the stern command.
Soldier's brave must fight and fall
For their native land.
They must keep their loved ones all
In the Savior's hand.

Sleep darling, sleep............

Father lies upon the plain
He is sleeping, too.
Mother's heart must bear the pain.
Heaven has sent her you.

Over your bed a snow white dove
That Watches the long night through
Brought me a message of hope and love
From the starry blue
That someday in heaven above
He will meet us, too.

Eyes must weep
While my song I sing
Little one sleep and rest.........

You can purchase a more recent recording of this song on Amazon.com performed by Robert White, Ida Levin, and Samuel Sanders. It's on the cd album "Music To My Ears, A Collection of Music for Children of All Ages - Fauré, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Borodin, Bach, etc" The MP3 file for "Cradle Song" can be purchased here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017RTJVQ/ref=dm_dp_adp13?ie=UTF8&qid=1237181486&sr=8-1

I really love Cradle Song/Caprice Viennois but never heard it sung until today which is what prompted my search for the lyrics and that's how I found this forum. My father told me that my mother used to play it on the violin when I was a small child, so that may be why this song really strikes a chord with me, aside from the fact it is an exquisite melody. I find the lyrics very moving as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Gilda
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:45 AM

This is in reply to Lilibet's post dated 16 Nov 07. The lyrics quoted are from "Cradle Song" which is a 1915 adaptation of Caprice Viennois for violin and piano, Op. 2, by Fritz Kreisler, originally composed in 1910. You can hear a recording of "Cradle Song" sung by John McCormack on the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/JohnMcCormackFritzKreisler

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Subject: RE: "Go to sleep, My Baby " & "Alabama 'Coon"
From: GUEST,Lilibet
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:24 PM

How I remember my mama singing both songs to my sisters and me, and "Alabama Coon" my daddy sang saying his mother sang it to him.



Does anyone know about another song she sang that I have searched for everywhere and cannot find: It must be a war-time song and it goes something like this.....
   
       "You and I are all along,
       I have only you.
       Father's love you never have known
       Mother must love for two.
       Over your bed a snow white dove
       Lingers the whole night through -
       Bringing a message of hope and love
       Out of the starry blue...."

Thanks for any suggestions!
>>>>>>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,DC Son
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 08:33 PM

How incredibly cool. This lullaby was such a private, personal thing and now... it's like finding long lost family ;-)

The version my grandma sang to me in the mid-sixties went like this:

Go to sleep my little pickaninny
The brown fox will get you if you don't
Hush-a-bye, rock-a-bye
Mama's little baby
Mama's little Alabama coon.

I loved it so much (the tune is incredibly soft and sweet) I wanted to share it with my daughters. So I'd morphed it into this:

Go to sleep, my itty bitty baby
The brown fox will get you if you don't
(echo'ed quitely: if you don't)
Hush-a-bye, rock-a-bye
Dady's little baby
Dady's little itty bitty boo.

Thanks so much to all for posting the info here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Herbie ,,sheffield uk
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 08:28 PM

go to sleep my baby
close your pretty eye's
angels are above you
sleeping and a peeping from the skies.
when the moon is shining
stars begin to peep
time for little ( name ) baby
to go to sleep.

this is the version I was brought up with in yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Fran Carpenter, New Forest
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:13 AM

My mum sang these words to me (some 42+ years ago!):

Go to sleep my baby,
Close your pretty eyes,
Angels up above you
Whisper little teardrops from the skies,
Great big moon keeps shining,
Stars begin to peep,
It's time for little piccaninnies to go to sleep.

(Piccaninnies now apparently unpolitically correct (meaning black children). I always thought it just meant 'children'. (What a lovely word, and what a shame it can't just be taken to mean 'children'!) I substitute when teaching this song to others with 'it's time for little, sleepy children to go to sleep.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,James
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 09:35 AM

i remember my grandad singing this to me as a child.

go to sleep my baby
close those weary eyes
angels are above you
peaking at you dearly from above
great big moon is shining
stars begin to peak
its time for little piccaninies to go to sleep.

another song he used to sing began

if i give you a little watering can
to water your flowers when the sun goes down
will you marry, marry marry marry
will you marry me

there were other vesus which i forget but always ending in last 2 lines "will you marry.....etc.

would love it if someone could fill in the gaps. Nothing on google or likes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 03:04 PM

Go to sleep wee (childs name)
shut your pretty blue eyes
Night has come to greet you
Angel from the starry sky above
Great big moon is shining
stars begin to peep
Now its time for (childs name)
to go to sleep.x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby
From: GUEST,Mick Williams - Rochester UK
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 06:45 PM

Great thread - was researching cos my son couldn't believe I would sing his baby son songs with words like 'piccaninny' in!
Brilliant to see so many people's memories coinciding with my own.


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