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A Posy of Lullabies: The Slumber Boat / Baby's Boat

A selection of English lullabies collected by Peter A. Higham

The Slumber Boat / Baby's Boat


Below you will find sheet music and lyrics for "The Slumber Boat" and "Baby's Boat." Use the arrows on each side to navigate the images and click on them to enlarge.

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The Slumber Boat

Baby’s boat the silver moon,
Sailing in the sky,
Sailing o’er the sea of sleep,
While the clouds float by.

Refrain:

Sail, baby sail, 
Out upon that sea,
Only don’t forget to sail, 
Back again to me.

Baby’s fishing for a dream,
Fishing near and far,
Her line a silver moonbeam is,
Her bait’s a silver star.

Refrain:

Sail, baby sail, 
Out upon that sea,
Only don’t forget to sail, 
Back again to me.

Baby's Boat

Baby’s boat’s the silver moon, 
Sailing in the sky,
Sailing o’er the sea of sleep,
Whilst the clouds float by.

Sail, baby, sail,
Put upon that sea,
Only don’t forget to sail,
Back again to me!

Baby’s fishing for a dream,
Fishing near and far,
Her line a silver moonbeam is,
Her bait’s a silver star.

Sail, baby, sail,
Put upon that sea,
Only don’t forget to sail,
Back again to me!

Credits


Lyrics for “The Slumber Boat” by Alice C. D. Riley. Original keyboard arrangement by Jessie L. Gaynor, replaced here with guitar arrangement by Peter Higham. Lyrics for "Baby Boat" recollected by Edna Louie (Holland) Wright; lullaby melodies recalled by Marguerite Elizabeth (Holland) Higham; lullaby accompaniments composed for guitar by Peter Higham.