Tag Archives: Bedtime

LITTLE DONKEY CLOSE YOUR EYES

Little donkey on the hill standing there so very still

Making faces at the skies little donkey close your eyes

Little monkey in the tree swinging there so merrily

Throwing coconuts at the skies little monkey close your eyes

Silly sheep that slowly crop night has come and you must stop

Chewing grass beneath the skies silly sheep now close your eyes

Little pig that squeals about make no noises with your snout

No more squealing to the skies little pig now close your eyes

Wild young bird that sweetly sing curve your head beneath your wing

Dark night covers all the skies wild young birds now close your eyes

Old black cat down in the barn keeping five small kittens warm

Let the wind blow in the skies dear old black cat close your eyes

Little child all tucked in bed looking such a sleepy head

Stars are quiet in the skies little child now close your eyes

[Written by Margaret Wise Brown]

 

TICK TOCK DRIP DROP

Rabbit was lying in his bed trying to get to sleep

Tick tock tick tock went the clock

I can’t get to sleep said rabbit

All I can hear is that tick tock tick tock . It’s driving me mad

I’ll stop the clock said mole and he got out of bed

Rabbit plumped his pillows and turned over

At last no more tick tock  now I can get to sleep

Rabbit couldn’t hear a tick tock but he could hear a drip drop

Drip drop drip drop went the tap

I can’t get to sleep said rabbit

All I can hear is that drip drop drip drop. It’s driving me mad

I’ll turn off the tap said mole and he got out of bed

Rabbit turned over and sighed

At last no more tick tock drip drop now I can get to sleep

Rabbit couldn’t hear the tick tock drip drop but he could hear  the prr prrr prr prrr

Prr prrr prr prrr went the cat

I can’t get to sleep said rabbit

All I can here is the prr prrr prr prrr .  It’s driving me mad

I’ll put the cat downstairs said mole and he got out of bed

Rabbit yawned and closed his eyes

At last no more tick tock drip drop prr prrr now I can get to sleep

Rabbit couldn’t  hear a tick tock drip drop prr prrr but he could hear a bang bump

Bang bump bang bump went the garden gate in the wind

I can’t get to sleep said rabbit

All I can hear is that bang bump bang bump. It’s driving me mad

You’re driving me mad but I’ll close the gate said mole and he got out of bed

Rabbit pulled the bedclothes up around his neck and stretched out his legs

That’s better  now I can get to sleep he said

Rabbit couldn’t hear tick tock drip drop prr prrr bang bump

He couldn’t hear anything at all

Just silence

And he fell sound asleep

At last ! said mole

Mole lay in his bed trying to get to sleep

Snore snore snore snore went rabbit

Now I can’t get to sleep said mole

All I can hear is that snore snore snore snore. It’s driving me mad

So he got out of his bed took his blanket and pillow

And went downstairs to sleep with the cat

No tick tock

No drip drop

No bang bump

No snore snore

Just a gentle prr prrr prr prrr prr prrr

And mole fell asleep

(Written by Nicola Moon and illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)