35 children's lullabies

35 Children’s Lullabies That Will Put Your Kiddo Right to Sleep

Getting a baby to fall asleep is easier said than done but one excellently sweet way to soothe your child to sleep is with children’s lullabies. There’s a reason parents have sung the same lullabies to children over the decades, they work! Singing to your baby will comfort them and prepare their little minds for sweet dreams. Plus, you will start to build lasting memories for your child. If you were fortunate enough to have a parent sing you to sleep as a child, don’t you remember it with the utmost fondness?

As it is with most things for young children, routines are really important. Incorporate some children’s lullabies every night and even sing the same songs again and again for added comfort and familiarity. We wanted to create a list with all of the lullabies that parents love today and have loved for many years. These old standards are great for getting a baby to bed, but be sure to sing relaxing songs that you love as well. Anything can be a lullaby!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

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One of the most classic children’s lullabies was composed by Mozart! “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” Lyrics:

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

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

Listen to a recording HERE.

German Cradle Song

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Here’s one of the children’s lullabies you can learn in German! “German Cradle Song” Lyrics:

Lu-lu-lullaby
Hush my babe and do not cry
In your cradle now you swing
Until you sleep I’ll softly sing
Lu-lullaby Lu-lu-lullaby
Birds above you gliding high
Wishing you a peaceful sleep
Close your eyes and do not weep


Lu-lullabyLu-lu-lulla-lee
A nightingale will sing for thee
A song so soft upon your ear
‘Tis only for a babe to hear
Lu-lulla-leeLu-lu-lullaby
Robin redbreast in the sky
Lands upon the nest she built
And babe you snuggle in your quilt


Lu-lullabyLu-lu-lullaby
Blessed is the babe so shy
Baby birdies in the tree
Snuggle up so merrily
Lu-lullaby Lu-lullaby

Listen to a recording HERE.

Danny Boy

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One of the most haunting children’s lullabies to sing comes from Ireland. “Danny Boy” Lyrics:

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountainside, The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow ‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying And I am dead, as dead I well may be You’ll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me. And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be If you’ll not fail to tell me that you love me I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Listen to a recording HERE.

A Sailor Went to Sea

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Here’s one of the children’s lullabies to start with before picking a slower song after. “A Sailor Went to Sea” Lyrics:

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see.
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to chop, chop, chop,
To see what he could chop, chop, chop.
But all that he could chop, chop, chop
Was the bottom of the deep blue chop, chop, chop.
Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to knee, knee, knee,
To see what he could knee, knee, knee,
But all that he could knee, knee, knee,
Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, knee, knee.
Chop, chop, chop.
Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to snap, snap, snap,
To see what he could snap, snap, snap.
But all that he could snap, snap, snap
Was the bottom of the deep blue snap, snap, snap.
Knee, knee, knee.
chop, chop, chop.
Sea, sea, sea.

A sailor went to jump, jump, jump,
To see what he could jump, jump, jump.
But all that he could jump, jump, jump
Was the bottom of the deep blue jump, jump, jump.
Snap, snap, snap.
Knee, knee, knee.
chop, chop, chop.
Sea, sea, sea.

Listen to a recording HERE.

My Favorite Things

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Channel Julie Andrews with one of the world’s most beloved children’s lullabies! “My Favorite Things” Lyrics:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Listen to a recording HERE.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Again, this is one of the children’s lullabies to start with before transitioning to a slower song. Or you could just sing this one slowly! “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” Lyrics:

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Listen to a recording HERE.

You Are My Sunshine

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As with most children’s lullabies, there are a few versions of this one. Choose the one that suits you most and go to town! “You Are My Sunshine” Lyrics:

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

I’ll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You’ll regret it all someday.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But not you’ve left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I’ll forgive you, dear, I’ll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Little Bo Peep

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Some nursery rhymes have been turned into children’s lullabies! Here’s one fun example! “Little Bo Peep” Lyrics:

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.

Now little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still a-fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they’d left their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
And ran over the hill and dale oh,
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
To tack to each sheep its tail oh.

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

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One of the most relaxing and easiest children’s lullabies is one that’s near-guaranteed to knock your baby out! “Baa Baa Black Sheep” Lyrics:

Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.


One for my master
And one for my dame
And one for the little boy
That lives down the lane.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Rock-a-Bye Baby

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Here’s another one of the best children’s lullabies to rock your baby to sleep with! “Rock-a-Bye Baby” Lyrics:

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

Listen to a recording HERE.

Are You Sleeping? (Frère Jacques)

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Here’s one of the children’s lullabies you can sing in French or English or a mix of both! “Are You Sleeping? (Frère Jacques)” Lyrics:

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing
Morning bells are dinging

Ding-dang-dong, ding-dang-dong

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques
Dormez-vous, dormez-vous?
Sonnez le matines, sonnez le matines


Ding-dang-dong, ding-dang-dong

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing
Morning bells are dinging

Ding-dang-dong, ding-dang-dong

Listen to a recording HERE.

Hush Little Baby

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This is another one of the children’s lullabies with many different versions. Some people change Papa to Mama and others just make up new lyrics altogether. Listen to your heart! “Hush Little Baby” Lyrics:

Hush, little baby don’t you cry
Hush, little baby don’t say a word
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird don’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring is brass
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass

And if that looking glass gets broke
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat don’t pull
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turn over
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog called Rover

And if that dog called Rover don’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart

And if that horse and cart turn round
You’ll still be the sweetest little babe in town (be the sweetest little babe)
Still, be the sweetest little babe in town
La, la, la, la, la, la
Hush, little baby don’t you cry…

Listen to a recording HERE.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

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Another one of the children’s lullabies that you can use to start the transition to bedtime, is about a gross little spider! “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” Lyrics:

The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Little Boy Blue

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Here’s one of the best children’s lullabies for your little boys. “Little Boy Blue” Lyrics:

Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
The sheep’s in the meadow the cow’s in the corn.
But where’s the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under a haystack fast asleep.
Will you wake him? No, not I – for if I do, he’s sure to cry.

Listen to a recording HERE.

I’m a Little Teapot

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Here’s one of the best children’s lullabies to sing as you transition to bedtime. “I’m a Little Teapot” Lyrics:

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout,
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

I’m a very special teapot,
Yes, it’s true,
Here’s an example of what I can do,
I can turn my handle into a spout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

Listen to a recording HERE.

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Humpty Dumpty

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Here’s another one of the nursery rhymes that’s been turned into one of the most beloved children’s lullabies. “Humpty Dumpty” Lyrics:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

Listen to a recording HERE.

Jack Be Nimble

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Here’s one of the fun children’s lullabies to sing as your transition to bed. “Jack Be Nimble” Lyrics:

Jack be nimble,

Jack be quick,

Jack jump over

The candlestick!

Listen to a recording HERE.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

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One of the best children’s lullabies to sing to a budding animal lover! “Mary Had a Little Lamb” Lyrics:

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow, yeah.
Everywhere the child went,
The little lamb was sure to go, yeah.

He followed her to school one day,
And broke the teacher’s rule.
What a time did they have,
That day at school.

Tisket, tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
Sent a letter to my baby,
On my way, I passed it.

Listen to a recording HERE.

This Old Man

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Yet another one of the fun children’s lullabies to use for the transition to baby’s bed! “This Old Man” Lyrics:

This old man, he plays one
He plays one on his old drum, oh yes, yes-yes, uh-huh
Well, he plays one on his old drum, uh-huh

This old man, he plays two
He plays two on his kazoo, oh yes, yes-yes, uh-huh
He plays two on his kazoo, uh-huh

\This old man, he plays three
He plays three on his ukulele, uh-huh, yes, yes, uh-huh
He plays three on his ukulele, uh huh
Hear him play!

This old man, he plays four
He play four on his guitar, oh yes (knick knack pattywack)
Yes-yes, uh-huh (give a dog a bone, knick knack pattywack, give a dog a bone)
He plays four on his guitar, uh-huh

This old man, he plays five
He plays five with his friend Clive, oh yes
Yes, yes, uh-huh
He plays five with his friend Clive, uh-huh
Take it, Clive!

Knick knack! Paddywack!
Knick knack! Paddywack!

This old man, he plays one
This old man, he plays two
This old man, he plays three
This old man, he plays four
This old man, he plays five
Knick knack! Paddywack!

Listen to a recording HERE.

Yankee Doodle

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One of the patriotic children’s lullabies imagines a feather that’s been called macaroni! “Yankee Doodle” Lyrics:

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
He stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni

Chorus:
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
and with the girls be handy!

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.Chorus

And there was Captain Washington
And gentle folks about him
They say he’s grown so tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.

Chorus

Listen to a recording HERE.

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Three Blind Mice

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One of the darkest children’s lullabies is about three mice who can’t see! “Three Blind Mice” Lyrics:

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run!

They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,

Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

Listen to a recording HERE.

Simple Gifts

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One of the children’s lullabies taken from Aaron Copeland’s wonderful catalog of songs, “Simple Gifts” is one of the very best. “Simple Gifts” Lyrics:

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.


When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we will not be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.

Listen to a recording HERE.

The Rainbow Connection

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One of the best children’s lullabies comes from none other than Kermit the Frog! “The Rainbow Connection” Lyrics:

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbow’s are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
But I know they’re wrong wait and see
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me


Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
Look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing
That keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see
Someday we’ll find it
That Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me


All of us under its spell
We know that it’s probably magic
Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
I’ve heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound that call’s the young sailors
The voice might be one and the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
Its something that I’m supposed to be
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me

Listen to a recording HERE.

When You Wish Upon a Star

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Here’s one of the children’s lullabies from Mickey Mouse! “When You Wish Upon a Star” Lyrics:

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

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

Listen to a recording HERE.

Edelweiss

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Your child might be too young for The Sound of Music but didn’t the musical bring us some great children’s lullabies. It’s the second one from the show to make the list! “Edelweiss” Lyrics:

Edelweiss
Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me


Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever

Edelweiss
Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss
Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

Listen to a recording HERE.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Another one of the children’s lullabies from a musical comes from The Wizard of Oz. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Lyrics:

Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dream of
Once in a lullaby, oh

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dream of
Dreams really do come true-ooh-ooh


Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops, that’s where
You’ll find me, oh

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to
Oh why, oh why can’t I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that’s where you’ll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to
Why, oh why can’t I?

Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ah-ah-eh-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

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One of the children’s lullabies to help settle your child and ready her for sleep is all about the rain! “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” Lyrics:

It’s raining, it’s pouring; 
The old man is snoring. 
He went to bed and he 
Bumped his head 
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

It’s snowing, it’s blowing
The old man is growing
He ate so much one day for lunch 
Every part of him was showing.

It warm out and sunny
The old man loves honey
He tried to seize 
A batch from the bee’s
And they didn’t find it funny. 

Listen to a recording HERE.

Toora Loora

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Another one of the children’s lullabies from Ireland will have you singing a lullaby the Irish way! “Toora Loora” Lyrics:

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
Too-ra-loo-ra-li
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral


Hush now, don’t you cry
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
Too-ra-loo-ra-li
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
That’s an Irish lullaby

Over in Killarney, many years ago
My mother sang a song to me in tones so soft and low
Just a simple little ditty in her good old Irish way
And I’d give the world if I could hear that song of hers today

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
Too-ra-loo-ra-li
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral


Hush now, don’t you cry
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
Too-ra-loo-ra-li
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
That’s an Irish lullaby

Listen to a recording HERE.

Oh Shenandoah

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An old folk song so beautiful, it should be considered among one of the most treasured children’s lullabies likely originated as a song that fur traders invented as they sailed down the Missouri River. “Oh Shenandoah” Lyrics:

Oh, Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away you rolling river. Oh Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away, I’m bound away, ‘cross the wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah,
I love your daughter, Away, you rolling river. For her I’d cross,
Your roaming waters, Away, I’m bound away, ‘cross the wide Missouri.

‘Tis seven years,
since last I’ve seen you, And hear your rolling river. ‘Tis seven years,
since last I’ve seen you, Away, we’re bound away, Across the wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
And hear your rolling river. Oh Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away, we’re bound away, Across the wide Missouri.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Moon River

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One of the children’s lullabies to steal from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “Moon River” works extremely well as a lullaby! “Moon River” Lyrics:

Moon River, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style someday
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon River and me

Listen to a recording HERE.

London Bridge

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The bridge is falling down in one of the most beloved children’s lullabies of the last few generations. “London Bridge” Lyrics:

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down 
My fair ladyBuild it up with iron bars
Iron bars, iron bars
Build it up with iron bars
My fair lady

Iron bars will bend and break
Bend and break, bend and break
Iron bars will bend and break
My fair lady

Build it up with gold and silver
Gold and silver, gold and silver
Build it up with gold and silver
My fair lady

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady.

Listen to a recording HERE.

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

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One of the only children’s lullabies we can thank of about a contrarian, Mary always puts baby to sleep! “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary” Lyrics:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row
And pretty maids all in a row

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row
And pretty maids all in a row

Listen to a recording HERE.

Skip to My Lou

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Here’s one of the children’s lullabies to use to skip your baby right to bed! There are plenty of variations so feel free to get weird with it! “Skip to My Lou” Lyrics:

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Lou, Lou skip to my Lou (x3)
Skip to my Lou my darlin’

Listen to a recording HERE.

Old King Cole

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One of the children’s lullabies from a nursery rhyme, “Old King Cole” is a staple! “Old King Cole” Lyrics:

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler he had a fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he;
Oh, there’s none so rare, as can compare,
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.

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All the Pretty Little Horses

35 children's lullabies

One of the most hauntingly beautiful children’s lullabies is about little horses! “All the Pretty Little Horses” Lyrics:

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleep you little baby
When you wake, you will have cake
And all the pretty little horses

Blacks and bays, dapples and greys
A coach and six white horses
Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleep you little baby

Way down yonder, down in the meadow
There’s a poor little lamby
Bees and butterflies flitting ’round his eyes
He’s crying out for his mammy

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleep you little baby
When you wake, you will have cake
And all the pretty little horses

Blacks and bays, dapples and greys
A coach and six white horses
Blacks and bays, dapples and greys
All the pretty little horses

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleep you little baby
Go to sleep you little baby
All the pretty little horses

Listen to a recording HERE.

There you go! We hope you found some children’s lullabies to sing your baby to sleep with. You can go with one of these traditional children’s lullabies or just softly sing a song you enjoy to your baby. There’s no right or wrong way to go about and after all, you’re the boss. The important thing is that your baby hears your familiar voice as she drifts off to sleep!

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