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A Posy of Lullabies: Cradle Song

A selection of English lullabies collected by Peter A. Higham

Cradle Song

Below you will find sheet music and lyrics for "Cradle Song." Click on the images to enlarge.

Sheet music for
Lyrics for


Sleep, baby, sleep,
Thy father is watching the sheep,
Thy mother is shaking the Dreamland Tree,
And down comes a little dream on thee,
Sleep, baby, sleep.

Sleep, baby, sleep,
The large stars are the sheep,
The little stars are the lambs, I guess,
The gentle moon is the shepherdess,
Sleep, baby, sleep.


Lullaby lyrics recollected by Edna Louie (Holland) Wright; lullaby melodies recalled by Marguerite Elizabeth (Holland) Higham; lullaby accompaniments composed for guitar by Peter Higham.