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The Lawd is smilin' through the do’

Language: English

Sleep, my honey, sleep,
Night comes and shadows creep.
Don’ you fret no mo’,
The Lawd is smilin’ through the do’;
Hushabye, my baby, my dear, my baby dear,
Ol’ Man Moon is shinin’ clear,
Fo’ you.

Rest, my baby, rest,
All your dreams be blest;
Don’ you cry no mo’,
The Lawd is smilin through the do’.
Hushabye, my baby, my lil’ black lamb,
All I’se got, an’ all I am,
Is you.


Submitted by Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2016-05-19.
Last modified: 2016-05-19 13:57:26
Line count: 14
Word count: 74

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