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, I would not would not weep, The little lamb he never cries, for bright and happy are his eyes, Sleep, baby sleep, Sleep, baby sleep, near where the woodbines creep, Be always like the lamb so mild, a sweet and kind and gentle child, Sleep, baby sleep. Sleep, baby sleep, Thy rest shall angels keep. While on the grass the lamb shall feed, and never suffer want or need, Sleep, baby sleep.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Nicholas Marshall (b. 1942), "Sleep, baby, sleep" [voice, sopranino saxophone, descant, treble recorder, and piano], from Carousel: Seven Children's Songs, no. 6, Forsyth Bros. [text verified 1 time]
- by Bertha Frensel Wegener-Koopman (1874 - 1953), "Sleep, baby, sleep", published 1926, from Nursery Songs, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Versmoren
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