by Harold Boulton, Sir (1859 - 1935)

Cradle Song
Language: English 
Sleep, child, and may thy cradle be
A ship upon a halcyon sea,
Gliding with silver sail unfurled
Beyond the turmoil of the world.
Sing tenderly, tenderly,
Lullaby, lullaby.

Oh! drift into ssome drowsy bay,
Where only quiet dreams hold sway,
Where healing herbs no pain allow,
Where golden birds on bended bough
Sing soothingly, soothingly,
Lullaby, lullaby.

Then wake, my babe, and step ashore
Into thy mother's arms once morel
And my life's journeys ever end
Upon the bosom of a friend.
Sing tenderly, tenderly,
Lullaby, lullaby.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-06
Line count: 18
Word count: 88