My favourite lullaby

Mummies and daddies, do you sing lullabies for your children before they sleep? Well… I did, when my boy was younger. It’s a habit I picked up from my dad. He sings me to sleep after our ritual bedtime stories. I found his voice soothing and I took comfort in that…. knowing that he will be there, keeping me safe from all of his horrid, self- created bedtime stories with princesses running away from the palace to ride on dragons and wield twin magical machetes to rescue idiotic princes who gets themselves into hot soup for fighting over stupid stuff like who catches bigger toads and whatnot.

I stopped singing lullabies when the boy turned 4 years old because he became more and more alert after listening to me singing. Apparently, I have quite a shrilly voice and I make a terrible singer. Instead of putting him asleep, I kept him awake. Tsk tsk. What a terrible mummy I am.

But it was good while it lasts…the sheer bliss of being able to sing without anyone complaining that you’re a terrible singer or telling you that you are a musical abomination.

Some of my favourites are:

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can’t I?

Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender’s green
When you are king, dilly dilly,
I shall be queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,
Who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
That told me so

Call up your friends, dilly, dilly
Set them to work
Some to the plough, dilly dilly,
Some to the fork

Some to the hay, dilly dilly,
Some to thresh corn
Whilst you and I, dilly dilly,
Keep ourselves warm

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender’s green
When you are king, dilly dilly,
I shall be queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,
Who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
That told me so.

And…. Golden Slumber

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles await you when you rise.
Sleep,
Pretty baby,
Do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.

Cares you know not,
Therefore sleep,
While over you a watch I’ll keep.
Sleep,
Pretty darling,
Do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.

Do you have any favourite lullabies, mummies and daddies?

Cleffairy: Sitting in a boring meeting usually will lull me better than any lullabies.

16 comments

  1. MRC says:

    Apparently, I have quite a shrilly voice and I make a terrible singer. Instead of putting him asleep, I kept him awake.

    Just want to laugh at the statement above LOL but anyway, it’s thought or heart that counts & not the outcome

  2. Rose says:

    Hi! Blog hopping.

    I did sing to my girl when she was a baby, but unfortunately not so often with my younger kid. But I did play kids song and old folk songs for them at night before sleep

  3. suituapui says:

    My daughter’s was the “Lullaby” tune. Just a bar or two, she would be sleeping already. Others no effect – like Russ Hamilton’s Little One…or Rock-a-bye baby.

  4. mnhl says:

    Oh yes…my dad used to sing to us too…and tell us bedtime stories..

    I did sing to my kids but now not anymore. Just like u say, instead of making them sleepy, they are wide awake. hehe…… and they will sing together with me instead of falling asleep.

  5. Cheeyee says:

    Ooh I used to sing songs for my kids when they were still a baby. After they learn to sleep by themselves, I change the singing session to story book reading session. Hehehe.

  6. Alice Law says:

    Some where over the rainbows…. it used to be my favourite song!^^ Now I prefer classic rock liao, lol! Time changes ppl or perhaps ppl changed after some time!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Breanna loves Baa Baa Black Sheep and also Head, Shoulder, Knee & Toes.. I used to sing like a broken record.. now, the phone who have the You Tube doing this job…

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