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September 3, 2012 12:24 PM   Subscribe

Can you please fill in the missing words of this old lullaby, and find a sound recording of someone singing it? it starts like this (the rest of what we know is after the jump): Sleep little babe in your nest, Silver clouds fade in the west, Flowers their soft petals close, Butterflies dream of the rose

Here's what we know (or maybe we're wrong, this is our memory of how my grandma sang it). We'd like to find a sound recording of this to sing to my new nephew, what would have been her great grandson if she were around to sing the song herself. Thank you!

Sleep little babe in your nest
Silver clouds fade in the west

Flowers their soft petals close
Butterflies dream of the rose

Over your (head or bed) while you sleep
Angels their vigil will keep

Sleep little bird in your nest
Rest my darling rest,
My Daaaaaaaaaaaarling rest.


Hush not a sound can be heard
Silent are cricket and bird

Butterflies sleep on the hill
Winds fold their wings and are still

Over your (head or bed) while you sleep
Angels their vigil will keep

Sleep little bird in your nest
Rest my darling rest,
My Daaaaaaaaaaaarling rest.
posted by andreapandrea to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
 
Is it Mozart's Wiegenlied? English version.

The lyrics don't quite match, but it's beautiful (and soporific...)
posted by chavenet at 3:27 PM on September 3, 2012


yes! that's the tune! amazing, thank you! now i just need to figure out what version she used and how to get a recording (especially one that didn't make my ears bleed. those kids were crazy.)

this is really helpful, thanks! i'm getting closer!
posted by andreapandrea at 8:34 PM on September 3, 2012


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