Sleep Baby Sleep Song

Sleep Baby Sleep Song is one of the best-known lullabies. The original version of this lullaby had been written in the German language. Over the years the melody for this song has been used in many different arrangements, for folk songs for children.

The original version’s music was written and sung for his wife’s birthday. It was for his new born son, Siegfried Idyll. Wagner had played this song on his wife’s birthday. When she woke up on her birthday morning she woke to this melody playing. You may also like to read, The Cuppy Cake Song.

Sleep Baby Sleep Song

sleep baby sleep song

sleep baby sleep song

Sleep, baby, sleep
Your father tends the sheep
Your mother shakes the dreamland tree
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee
Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep

Sleep, baby, sleep
Our cottage vale is deep
The little lamb is on the green
With snowy fleece so soft and clean
Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep.

Summary:

In this song, the singer or the narrator sings to the child by beginning with “Sleep, baby, sleep“. Next, the singer sings about the child’s father could be found counting the sheep. And the child’s mother will shake the dreamland tree for the child. From this tree, that the mother shakes, fall off all the sweet dreams that the child would dream of. Dreamland tree here could be a non-existing thing, a thing the singer makes up to entertain the child.

The next stanza begins with the same lines as the first one, addressing the child. Next, the singer tells the child about the cottage, which is situated deep in the valley. And also tells the child about the newborn, which is still young with a snowy white coat of fur. The coat of the young lamb’s is still too soft. The lullaby concludes with “Sleep, baby, sleep“, this is done to lull the child into a deep state of slumber. Also, read When You Wish Upon The Star.

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