Sweet dreams form a shade O’er my lovely infant’s head; Sweet dreams of pleasant streams By happy, silent, moony beams. Sweet sleep with soft down Weave thy brows an infant crown. Sweet sleep, Angel mild, Hover o’er my happy child. Sweet smiles in the night Hover over my delight; Sweet smiles, Mother’s smiles, All the… Read More A Cradle Song – William Blake
“I have no name: I am but two days old.” What shall I call thee? “I happy am, Joy is my name.” Sweet joy befall thee! Pretty joy! Sweet joy but two days old, Sweet joy I call thee: Thou dost smile, I sing the while, Sweet joy befall thee!
A very famous lullaby from the opera Jocelyn Beneath the quiv’ring leaves, where shelter comes at last, All sadness sinks to rest, or glides into the past; Her sweet eyes prison’d now, in their soft silken bars, O! my love, calm she sleeps beneath the trembling stars. Ah! wake not yet from thy repose, A… Read More Angels guard thee – S. J. O’Reilly
This was from the days before the First World War when Kaiser Wilhelm was still treated as a grand son of Queen Victoria. This is a children’s song, I don’t know who wrote it and I don’t know the story behind it. It’s an abrupt end and I am not sure if it is complete.… Read More The Kaiser’s Questions – Anon