Lullabies Vol. 1

by Steve Millikan

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  • BABY LULLABY MUSIC is happy to introduce you to this soothing, sleep-inducing collection of lullabies and gentle classics for all ages. Actual lullaby music for your baby or young child is not that easy to find, if the idea is to help put the little ones to sleep, or at least to relax and rest for a time. Typically, lullaby albums are made more for the parents - cutesy, pretty... but not conducive to sleep for the child. This album is different, as you'll hear as you listen to the gentle tones and quiet arrangements.

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"Baby Lullaby Music" treats your spirit to quiet lullaby music, perfect for all ages. Arranged, recorded and mixed to help the little ones fall fast asleep. Last track is 20 minute extended version of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Brahm's Lullaby has exactly one word, if you can find it. Sweet dreams...

Listen to more gentle piano music from Steve Millikan here:

weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/classic-love-songs

And you can hear more of his work here weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/wedding-music-samples-album

and here:

weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/catholic-wedding-hymns

Fun Wedding Songs:

weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/fun-wedding-songs

Baby Lullaby Music

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released 23 April 2011

All songs arranged and produced by Steve Millikan for Baby Lullaby Music. Vocals by Amy Rouse and Steve Millikan. Copyright 2010.

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Track Name: Brahm's Lullaby (Cradle Song)
Brahm's Lullaby Lyrics:

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 thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby, and good night
You're your mother's delight
Shining angels beside
My darling abide
Soft and warm is your bed
Close your eyes, rest your head
Soft and warm is your bed
Close your eyes, rest your head
Track Name: All Through The Night
All Through The Night Lyrics:

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
Love alone it's watch is keeping
All through the night

from Wikipedia, there is an alternate second verse:

Angels watching ever round thee
All through the night
In thy slumbers close surround thee
All through the night
They will of all fears disarm thee
No forebodings should alarm thee
They will let no peril harm thee
All through the night

The original Welsh lyric was composed by John Ceiriog Hughes, and has been translated into dozens of languages, with so many variations and adaptations it would take a music linguist a lifetime to sort them all out...but they all say "relax... breathe...exhale.... let go of this day, and let your pleasant slumber prepare you for the day to come."
Track Name: Scarborough Fair (trad. arr. Millikan)
Scarborough Fair Lyrics:

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine

Tell him to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needle work
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Have him wash it in yonder dry well
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Where ne'er a drop of water e'er fell
And then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between salt water and the sea strands
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine
Track Name: Still Still Still (traditional arr. Millikan)
Still, still, still
One can hear the falling snow
For all is hushed
The world is sleeping
Holy Star its vigil keeping
Still, still, still
One can hear the falling snow

Sleep, sleep, sleep
'Tis the eve of our Saviour's birth
The night is peaceful all around you
Close your eyes
Let sleep surround you
Sleep, sleep, sleep
'Tis the eve of our Savior's birth

Dream, dream, dream
Of the joyous day to come
While guardian angels without number
Watch you as you sweetly slumber
Dream, dream, dream
Of the joyous day to come
Track Name: All The Pretty Little Horses
All The Pretty Little Horses lyrics

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

Blacks and bays, dapples and greys
Go to sleepy you little baby
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses
Track Name: Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
Pachelbel's Canon in D Major has no lyrics.
Track Name: Dvorak's Lullaby (Largo, Going Home)
Dvorak's Lullaby (Going Home, Largo) Lyrics

Close your eyes, rest my child
Night is falling fast
Day is done, starlight comes
Time to sleep at last

God is near, never fear
He sees you where you lay
He will watch over you
Don’t you be afraid

Close your eyes, rest my child
Night is falling fast
Day is done, starlight comes
Time to sleep at last
Track Name: Adagio by Ludwig Van Beethoven
There are no lyrics for the Adagio by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Track Name: Brahms Lullaby (Cradle Song) reprise
Brahms Lullaby Lyrics:

Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and goodnight, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast

Aaron Neville and others have used these words:

Lullaby, and good night
In the sky stars are bright
Close your eyes, start to yawn
Pleasant dreams until the dawn

Close your eyes now and rest
Lay your head on my breast
Go to sleep now and rest
May your slumber be blessed

Here is a paraphrase of the original German lyric:

Good evening, good night
With roses adorned
With carnations you are covered
Slip under your covers
Tomorrow morning if God wishes it so
you shall once again wake

Good evening, good night
By angels you are watched
Who show you in your dream
the Christ child′s tree
Sleep now peacefully and sweetly
you will see paradise in your dream
Track Name: Prelude In C - Bach
There are no lyrics to Bach original Prelude In C, though a version of Ave Maria uses this musical setting.
Track Name: Rockabye Baby Lullaby
Rockabye Baby Lullaby has a couple sets of commonly heard lyrics: the most common is the one that has the cradle making a journey from the tree to the ground, and may have been connected with political intrigue surrounding William of Orange and others in the English revolution of 1688 in which King James II was deposed.

Alternately, it has been propounded that the song had its roots in a large English family of that time that lived in a tree and hollowed out a large bough for the baby to sleep in. At any rate, the alternate lyric has the child safe and sound, which is just fine with us, and sings thusly, according to Wikipedia and other sources:

Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green
Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen
And Betty's a lady and wears a gold ring
And Johnny's a drummer and drums for the king

The original words that most of us remember:

Rockabye Baby in the treetops
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
Down will come baby
Cradle and all.
Track Name: Pachelbel's Canon in D Major - Extended Sleep
There are no lyrics for Pachelbel's Canon in D Major.