Friday, March 01, 2013

Toddler Lullabies

It's time to add to our night time song collection. You can only sing Wimoweh so many times before going a little batty.  


So here are the new ones:



  • Little Drop of Rain
  • The Itsy-Bitsy Spider 
  • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • I'll Love You Forever (more of a poem)
  • Rock-A-Bye Baby (but not the rather morbid version where the baby falls out of the tree)
  • Golden Slumbers (also a poem)
  • I'm a Little Teapot
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Silent Night (Yes, Christmas is a year-round event in this house)
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Grand Old Duke of York
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Are You Sleeping (Frère Jacques)
  • I've Been Working on the Railroad
  • Baby Mine (Dumbo)
  • The Sun Has Set Not Long Ago (a book, but one that is read frequently so it fits in well here)
  • Power of Two (Indigo Girls)
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
  • Do-Re-Mi (Sound of Music)

And here are the songs in our original song book:

  • The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, mud, glorious mud!! Toddler appropriate, yes?)
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Amazing Grace
  • Puff the Magic Dragon
  • Turn Around
  • This Old Town (Nancy Griffith)
  • Wimoweh
  • You Can Close Your Eyes (Still need to work on this one - not my best)
  • Tender Shepard
  • You Are My Sunshine 
  • Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
  • Do Re Mi  (Nancy Griffith)(I should remove this one - can’t sing it to save my life)





All they lyrics can be found after the break. 

xo, 

Sonja





Little Drop of Rain

Oh a little drop of rain hit the ground, 
and another drop of rain hit the ground, 
and another
and another
and another
and another
and pretty soon you have a different sound

splish splash! 


The Itsy-Bitsy Spider 

The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

I'll Love You Forever

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be 

Rock-A-Bye Baby

Rock-a-bye baby
Here in my arms
Watching your sweetness
And all your charms
As the night breaks
The baby will lay
Safe in his cradle
Until the new day today


Golden Slumbers

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.


I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little teapot
Short and stouts
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up
I just shout
Tip me over and pour me out



Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are. 
Up above the world so high, 
Like a diamond in the sky. 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are! 

When the blazing sun is gone, 
When there's nothing he shines upon, 
Then you show your little light, 
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night. 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are! 

In the dark blue sky so deep 
Through my curtains often peep 
For you never close your eyes 
Til the morning sun does rise 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star 
How I wonder what you are 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star 
How I wonder what you are 


Silent Night
Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace!
Sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
If you see an alligator,
Don't forget to scream.
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the river.
If you see an polar bear,
Don't forget to shiver.

Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half way up,
They were neither up nor down. 

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right
He even marched them upside-down
Now isn’t that a sight!


My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnie lies over the sea
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

Bring back, bring back
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Bring back my Bonnie to me

Oh blow the winds o'er the ocean
And blow the winds o'er the sea
Oh blow the winds o'er the ocean
And bring back my Bonnie to me

The winds have blown over the ocean
The winds have blown over the sea
The winds have blown over the ocean
And brought back my Bonnie to me

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Are You Sleeping (Frère Jacques)
Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.

English Version:
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.

I've Been Working on the Railroad

I've been working on the railroad
All the live-long day.
I've been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away.
Can't you hear the whistle blowing,
Rise up so early in the morn;
Can't you hear the captain shouting,
"Dinah, blow your horn!"
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn?
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn?

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone's in the kitchen I know
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Strummin' on the old banjo!
Singin' fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
Strummin' on the old banjo.



Baby Mine by Dumbo

Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine
Little one when you play
Don't you mind what you say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine
If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give just for
The right to hold you
From your head to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows
But you're so precious to me
Cute as can be, baby of mine

The Sun Has Set Not Long Ago
The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below. To take a bath in one big tub with soap all over, scrub, scrub, scrub.
They hang their towels on the wall.
And find pajamas big and small.
With some on top and some beneath, they brush, and brush and brush their teeth.
And when the moon is on the rise, they all go up
… to exercise.
Now down once more, but not so fast. They’re on their way to bed at last.
The day is done. They say goodnight. And somebody turns off the light.
The moon is high. The sea is deep. They rock, and rock, and rock to sleep.

Power of Two

Now the parking lot is empty 
Everyones gone someplace 
I pick you up and in the trunk I've packed 
A cooler and a 2-day suitcase 
‘Cause there's a place we like to drive 
Way out in the country 
Five miles out of the city limit we’re singing 
And your hands on my knee 

Cause we’re okay 
We’re fine 
Baby I'm here to stop your crying 
Chase all the ghosts from your head 
I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed 
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart 
We’ll look at them together then well take them apart 
Adding up the total of a love that's true 
Multiply life by the power of two

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've 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,
High above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds 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?

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've 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.

Edelweiss

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.

Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss,Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever


Do-Re-Mi 

Let's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

Do-re-mi, do-re-mi
The first three notes just happen to be
Do-re-mi, do-re-mi

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)


Favorite Things - Sound of Music

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things


Farewell - Sound of Music

There's a sad sort of clanking
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping up to say cukoo!
Cukoo! Cukoo!
Regretfully they tell us

But firmly they compel us
To say goodbye to you.

So long
Farewell
Aufwiedersehn
Goodnight
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
[ Lyrics from: 
So long
Farewell
Aufwiedersehn
Adeiu
Adeiu Adeiu
To yieu and yieu and yieu

So long
Farewell
Aufwiedersehn
Goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye

Goodbye!

I'm glad to go I cannot tell a lie
I flit I float
I fleetly flee I fly

The sun has gone to bed and so must I
So long Farewell
Aufwiedersehn
Goodbye--


The Hippopotamus Song
A bold hippopotamus was standing one day
On the banks of the cool Shalimar
He gazed at the bottom as he peacefully lay
By the light of the evening star
Away on the hilltop sat combing her hair
His fair hippopotami maid
The hippopotamus was no ignoramus
And sang her this sweet serenade

Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let me wallow in glorious mud

Like thunder the forest re-echoed the sound
Of the song that they sang when they met
His inamorata adjusted her garter
And lifted her voice in duet

Chorus

Now more hippopotami began to convene
On the banks of that river so wide
I wonder now what am I to say of the scene
That ensued by the Shalimar side
They dived all at once with an ear-splitting sposh
Then rose to the surface again
A regular army of hippopotami
All singing this haunting refrain

Chorus

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Coming for to carry me home?
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home.

Chorus

If I get there before you do,
(Coming for to carry me home)
I'll cut a hole and pull you through.
(Coming for to carry me home)

Chorus

If you get there before I do,
(Coming for to carry me home)
Tell all my friends I'm coming too.
(Coming for to carry me home)

Chorus

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Chorus

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

Chorus

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

Chorus

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

Chorus



Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff, 
and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh

Chorus

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name. Oh

Chorus

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

Chorus

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave,
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. Oh

Chorus

Turn Around
Where are you goin' my little one, little one?
Where are you goin' my baby my own?
Turn around and you're two
Turn around and you're four
Turn around and you're a young boy
Going out the door

Turn around
Turn around
Turn around and you're a young boy
Going out of the door
(Turn around and you're a young man
With babes of your own)

Where are you goin' my little one, little one?
Little marbles and toy trains, where have you gone?
Turn around and you're tiny
Turn around and you're grown
Turn around and you're a young man
With babes of your own

Chorus

Where are you goin' my little one, little one?
Where are you goin' my baby my own?

This Old Town

This old town should've burned down in 1929
That's when we stood in line
Waiting for our soup
Swallowing our pride
This old town should've burn down in 1931
When the rain refused to come
Air filled up our bellies
Dust filled up our lungs
And we thought our time had come

This old town was built by hand
In the dust bowl of the Mother Land
There must be rock beneath this sand
Oh' I'll be damned
This town still stands

This old town should've burned down in 1944
When the last men went to war
They came back different
If they came back at all
This old town should've burned down in 1956
That's when the twister hit
And all our hopes were buried
Beneath the boards and bricks
And we almost called it quits

Somewhere in the distance
The city lights do shine
The sidewalks gleam with neon dreams
That call from time to time
When my children's children
Ask me why didn't I go
They say the heart of any town
Is the people that you've known
They'll always call you home

Wimoweh

In the jungle, the mighty jungle 
The lion sleeps tonight 
In the jungle the quiet jungle 
The lion sleeps tonight 

Near the village the peaceful village 
The lion sleeps tonight 
Near the village the quiet village 
The lion sleeps tonight 

Hush my darling don't fear my darling 
The lion sleeps tonight 
Hush my darling don't fear my darling 
The lion sleeps tonight


You Can Close Your Eyes
Well the sun is surely sinking down, 
but the moon is slowly rising. 
So this old world must still be spinning around, 
and I still love you. 

So close your eyes; 
you can close your eyes, it's all right. 
I don't know no love songs, 
and I can't sing the blues any more. 
But I can sing this song, 
and you can sing this song 
when I'm gone. 

It won't be long before another day. 
We're gonna have a good time. 
And no one's gonna take that time away. 
You can stay as long as you like. 

Tender Shepard
Tender shepherd
Tender shepherd
Let me help you count your sheep
One in the meadow
Two in the garden
Three in the nursery
Fast asleep

Tender shepherd
Tender Shepherd
Watches over all his sheep
One say your prayers
And two close your eyes 
And three safe and happily
Fall asleep


You Are My Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine. 
You make me happy 
When skies are grey. 
You'll never know, dear, 
How much I love you. 
Please don't take my sunshine away 

The other nite, dear, 
As I lay sleeping 
I dreamed I held you in my arms. 
When I awoke, dear, 
I was mistaken 
And I hung my head and cried. 

Chorus 


Angel From Montgomery 

I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning, thunder was desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from montgom'ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

Chorus

There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.

Chorus



Do Re Mi

Well, thousands of folks back east they say
Are leaving home most everyday
They’re beating the hot ole dusty way
To the California line
Across the desert sands they roll
A-gettin' outta that ole dust bowl
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl
But here is what they find
The police at the port of entry say
You're number 14,000 for the day

If you ain't got that Do Re Mi boys
If you ain't got that Do Re Mi
Oh, you better go back to beautiful Texas
Oklahoma, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee
California is a garden of Eden
It's a paradise to live in or see
Believe it or not you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got that Do Re Mi

Well, if you wanna buy you a home or farm
That can't deal nobody harm
Or take your vacations by the mountains or the sea
Don't swap your old cow for a car
You'd better stay right where you are
You better take this little tip from me
Cuz I look through the want ads every day
And the headlines in the papers always say

Chorus



1 comment:

  1. Don't forget "Walbash Cannonball" (my dad's favorite) and "Morningtown" (our family's favorite!

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