Tag Archives: Night

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]

 

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LULLABY

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)

 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Stars shining bright above you

Night breezes seem to whisper I love you

Birds singing in the Sycamore  trees

Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty night and kiss  me

Just hold me tight  and

Tell me you’ll  miss me

While I’m alone and blue as can be

Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear

Still craving your kiss

I’m longing to linger till dawn dear

Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you

Sweet dreams that leave  all worries behind you

But in your dreams whatever they be

Dream a little dream of me