Tag Archives: Lullaby


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]




Guess what I’ve got ? Hip hip hooray !

A brand new baby to love all day !

Aren’t I lucky ? Yes I know !

Why don’t you come and say hello ?

One fat tummy tight like a drum

Two little cheeks on one little bum !

Two little arms under the vest

One little neck and a soft warm chest

Two chubby legs and two rolly thighs

One little forehead, two round eyes

One funny hairstyle

Oh what a mess !

Too many hairs for anyone to guess

Two tiny hands and one small chin

Eight squashy knuckles with dimples in

Two strong shoulders

Two little wrists

Two plump knees

Now what have I missed ?

One squishy waist and two soft hips

One kissy mouth with two pink lips

Just one belly button small and sweet

Two pudgy ankles two tickly feet !

Ten little fingers ten little toes

Two little ears and one little nose

Two warm cheeks all rosy and bright

A kiss and a cuddle to say good night

One sleepy face on one sleepy head

Sleep tight, love you

It’s time for bed

(Written by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd)




It started with the notes of a lullaby

The sweet gentle rocking notes

Of a mother singing her child to sleep

The sleepy song was carried out on the wind

Over farmhouses and rooftops in villages and towns

The windsong swept through meadows and woods

Drifting high above hills and mountains

Across lakes and rivers to the sea

The sea heard the song

And sang it in sea rhythms to the moon

The moon echoed the melody in light rippling notes

The whales in the sea heard the moonsong

And sang it deep under the water

Boats at anchor heard the whale’s song

And carried the tune on foghorns

As they signaled to each other in the darkness

The lighthouse keeper listened to the boats

And whistled the melody out into the foggy night

A flock of wild geese travelling through the night sky

Heard the lighthouse keeper’s tune

And sang the song to the hills below

In the hills a mockingbird heard the melody

And sand to her babies in the evergreen tree

The bullfrogs on the edge of the pond heard the mockingbird

And sang to the waterbirds who fell asleep on the shore

The crickets in the woods listened to the bullfrog’s chorus

And chirped the lullaby to all the babies of the forest

And through the meadows and all through the hills

The lullaby was sung in the night

And when the night ended and the sun began to rise

The ducks on the pond quacked the melody

To one another in greeting

Their wake-up song was heard by a little songbird

Who picked up the tune in its yellow beak

And flew away with it on the breeze

To bring the morning song to a mother and a child

Waking to the new day

(Written by Jane Chelsea Aragon)



Now it’s the end of another day

We’ve worked our work

And we’ve played our play

It’s time to sleep and dream away

Until tomorrow morning

We’ve done so much and travelled so far

From here to the shops and to Zanzibar

We’ve tied up the ship and parked the car

Until tomorrow morning

The moon has come to chase the sun

See it smile down on everyone

The stars will twinkle in play and have fun

Until tomorrow morning