Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes

It can be tricky getting little ones to sleep at any time. No excuse is needed, no reason is necessary – they want to stay awake to stay near you. During uncertain times, when routines go out the window, it can be tricky to get ourselves as adults to settle, let alone our little ones. And throw in a holiday like Christmas, Hannukah or Diwali, and it can be a long, long month of family sleeplessness, agitation and upset.

Cue a cure: Musicaliti’s Lullaby Month! This December 2020, every day for 25 days, Musicaliti will release a lullaby that you can use with your littlies at bedtime. Just like the Christmas carols of last year (still available on our You Tube Musicaliti channel!), each day will feature a different lullaby – links will be available from our Facebook, Twitter, Insta and LinkedIn pages. And as an added bonus: this link will take you to the free Musicaliti Lullaby ibook for a link to all of the lyrics of each song:

1.    All The Pretty Little Horses (American Lullaby)

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses

2.    All Through The Night (Welsh lullaby)

Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping
I my loving vigil keeping
All through the night

3.    Toora Loora Loora (Irish Lullaby)

Over in Killarney many years ago
Me mother sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low
Just a simple little ditty
In her good old Irish way
And I’d give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day 

4.    Sleep, baby, sleep (German Lullaby)

Sleep, baby, sleep,
Thy papa guards the sheep;
Thy mama shakes the dreamland tree
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee,
Sleep, baby, sleep

5.    Frère Jacques (French lullaby)

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Ding, dang, dong! Ding, dang, dong!

6.    Sleep, little one, sleep (Dutch Lullaby)

Sleep, little one, sleep
Out of doors, there runs a sheep
A sheep with four white feet, that drinks its milk so sweet
Sleep, little one sleep

7.    Hava Nagila (Jewish Lullaby)

Hava Nagila, Hava Nagila
Hava Nagila, ve-nis-me-gha
Hava Nagila, Hava Nagila
Hava Nagila, ve-nis-me-gha

8.    Nina Nana (Italian Lullaby)

Nina Nana Coco lo del la Mama,
Nina Nana Coco lo del Papa
Nina Nana Coco lo del la Mama,
Nina Nana Coco lo del Papa

9.    Thula Thul (Zulu Lullaby)

Thula thul, thula baba, thula ‘mntwana
Tul’ubab ‘uzobuya ekuseni
Thula thul, thula baba, thula ‘mntwana
Tul’ubab ‘uzobuya ekuseni

10. Ally Bally Bee (Scottish Lullaby)

Ally Bally, Ally Bally Bee
Sitting on your mummy’s knee
Greeting for a wee penny
To buy some Coulter’s candy

11. Lavender’s Blue (English Lullaby)

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, Lavender’s green
When you are King, dilly dilly, I shall be Queen
Who told you so, dilly dilly, who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, dilly dilly, that told me so

1.    Mummy Loves (South American Lullaby)

Mummy loves and daddy loves and
Everybody loves little baby
Brother loves and sister loves and
Everybody loves little baby

2.    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.

3.    Hush Little Baby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

4.    Rock A Bye Baby

Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree tops
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

5.    Little Boy Blue

Little boy blue, come blow your horn,
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cows in the corn
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under the haystack, fast asleep
Will you wake him? No, not I
For if I do, he’ll surely cry

6.    Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgrown
Knocking at the windows, crying at the locks
Are the children in their beds for it’s past eight o’clock

7.    Girls And Boys Come Out To Play

Girls and boys come out to play
The moon is shining bright as day
Leave your supper and leave your sleep
And join your playfellows in the street

8.    Twinkle Twinkle

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

9.    Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the master and one for the dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane

10. Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn’t know where to find them
Leave them alone
And they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them

11. 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

12. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There’s a land that I 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

13. When You Wish Upon A Star

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

14. Brahms’ Lullaby

Lullaby, and good night
With pink roses bedight
With lilies o’erspread
Is my baby’s sweet head
Lay you down now, and rest
May your slumber be blessed
Lay you down now, and rest
May your slumber be blessed

Wishing you a festive season, whichever holiday you celebrate, with the hope that you get to Dream A Little Dream!


Why Musicaliti

Looking for more lullabies to add to your bedtime routine? Musicaliti has got you covered! Check out our exclusive collection of lullabies from different cultures and languages around the world. From soothing melodies to calming rhythms, our lullabies are specially curated to give your little ones a peaceful night’s sleep. Browse our library and discover new favorites today. Music is not just an entertainment, it’s an essential part of life. Start your musical journey with Musicaliti and experience the magic of music for life.

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