Lullaby Lyrics for Babies

These are the lullaby lyrics to the songs found on A Perfect Lullaby, a unique CD that teaches lullabies to new mothers and supports the development of infant caregiver attachment. The lyrics can also be found in the inside jacket of the CD. At the bottom of this page, check out all the different ways you can use lullabies with your baby.

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Lullaby Lyrics

Armenian Lullaby
Sleep my little one
My loved one
as I rock and sing
As the bright moon watches o’er us
O’er your little crib

Dawn is Drawing Near
by Matt Logan

Go to sleep
Little babe
Dawn is drawing near

Close your eyes
Sleepy babe
Shed not a tear

In the morning when you wake
I will be right here

Go to sleep
Little babe
Dawn is drawing near

All Through the Night
Sleep my child and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and vale in slumber steeping
I my loving watch am keeping
All through the night

While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night

O’er thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night

Hush Little Baby
Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat.

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Mama’s going to buy you a dog named Rover.

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Mama’s going to buy you a horse and cart.

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

Twinkle, Twinkle
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon.
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Up came the sun and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Brahm’s Lullaby
Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight
With lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and good night, thy mother’s delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast

All the Pretty Little Horses
Hush a bye don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses

Blacks and bays
Dapples and grays
Coach and six white horses

Hush a bye don’t you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake you shall have cake
and all the pretty little horses

Blacks and bays
Dapples and grays
Coach and six white horses

A Perfect Lullaby
by Matt Logan and Elisabeth Tinnes

How was I suppose to know
Just how perfect you would be
My love grew with your little heart
A miracle it seems to me


All the riches in the world
May not fall into your hands
Life won’t always treat you fair
But stand you will to its demands
I can’t promise you a diamond ring
Or a castle in the sky
But I will give you all my love
And a perfect lullaby

Keep on beating little heart
Sleeping safely in my arms
Rest your eyes my precious one
You are safe from all harm


So long as the winds blow and mountains rest sure
As true as the ocean is blue my love endures


Way Long Timey Ago
by Charles W. Thompson

Mommy was a little baby girl
Long time ago
In her hair was a pretty little curl
Way long timey ago

Daddy was a little baby boy
Long time ago
Played all day with his little baby toys
Way long timey ago

Way long timey ago
Way long timey ago

Mommy had a little baby bed
Long time ago
Little baby pillow for a little sleepy head
Way long timey ago

Daddy had a little teady bear
Long time ago
Rocked all day in a little rocking chair
Way long timey ago

Way long timey ago
Way long timey ago

Mommy had pretty blue eyes
Long time ago
A smile as sweet as blueberry pies
Way long timey ago

Daddy had a funny little nose
Long time ago
Ten little fingers and ten little toes
Way long timey ago

Way long timey ago
Way long timey ago

Way long timey ago
Way long timey ago

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About A Perfect Lullaby

Are you looking for an easy way to learn lullaby lyrics? Is your baby struggling with sleep routines? Are you searching for additional ways to connect with your infant and enhance bonding and attachment?

Imagine a learning tool that not only teaches you new as well as familiar lullabies, but also explains how to use them effectively with your baby. Think of the benefits you will see through the intimate experience of sharing lullabies. We know that singing to your infant is a great way to meet some of the emotional needs of your baby. In fact, there is an emotional message in the melody, as well as in the other musical elements of your song. This means that singing lullabies can be a powerful way to enhance bonding and establish secure attachment.

A Perfect Lullaby is a premium audio recording, formatted to provide you with an interactive lullaby experience. The stylistic features of the album actually encourage caregivers to sing along. The singer, Elisabeth, sings each of the songs, but then hums the melody to allow you a chance to sing along if you so choose. An infant prefers his or her mother’s voice – this recording provides stylistic and melodic support so that you may enjoy an intimate and soothing musical experience. Additionally, A Perfect Lullaby includes the lyrics on the inside jacket, so you don’t ever have to wonder what the words are.

Are you uncomfortable with your singing voice? Or are you at a loss for what to sing? Learning the songs and singing along with this recording will help you build the confidence you desire to incorporate music into your interactions with your baby. Lullaby lyrics are provided on the inside jacket.

Why lullabies?

The primary purpose of a lullaby is probably obvious: to soothe and induce sleep for a distressed baby.  Lullabies have long been used in this fashion in every single human culture.  What is it about lullabies that produces this sedative effect on infants?  Well, it’s really a number of things.  The organized and predictable melodies provide stability in what can be a very confusing world.  Lulling rhythms and gentle melodies provide a safe environment and establish a mood that a baby can move toward and eventually match.  Slow, steady tempos are reminiscent of the mother’s heartbeat, which echoed all around the baby prior to birth.  The combination of these attributes make lullabies an ideal tool you can use to calm your infant.


The benefits of lullaby music are increased when paired with other calming techniques.  Showing an infant that you are attuned to his or her needs results in the development of a stronger parent-infant relationship.  Using lullabies in combination with other calming techniques, such as rocking, nursing, stroking, and matching eye gaze, will increase the likelihood of developing a secure attachment with your baby.  Research tells us that infants with secure attachment in early childhood tend to perform better across the board in later years.  They are generally more confident, more emotionally stable, and demonstrate greater success in the classroom.

Benefits for Mom

Being a parent is hard.  There are fears and uncertainties, and certainly periods of anxiety and self-doubt.  Overwhelm is a common emotion.  This is NORMAL.  However, there may be some things you can do to ease these negative, energy-draining emotions.  We know that listening to certain types of music can help adults calm themselves, too.  We also know that singing promotes relaxation in adults, and may ease many of these negative emotions.  Singing to your child, with ou without the assistance of a recording, can improve the emotional state of both you and your baby.
Music and Language:

· Music, like language, has a natural rhythm and contour to it.  Music  reinforces the learning of this.
· The repetitive sounds and structure of lullaby lyrics encourages sound production and vocal play
· By engaging in music, infants learn auditory patterns like rhythm and phrasing, which support the learning of sentence structure

Music and the Brain

· Babies brains learn from experience.  Music is a multi-sensory medium, engaging both sides of the brain in positive stimulation
· Singing is often paired with other types of stimulation, such as rocking, bouncing, stroking, and eye gaze
· Immersion in multi-sensory stimulation leads to increased brain growth and function

Music and Routine

· Music can help establish routines, such as bed time and bath time
· Music acts as an indication of what is coming and sets expectations based on previous experiences
· Music may provide comfort during unpleasant routines, such as medical procedures

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What are people saying about A Perfect Lullaby?

“This is a wonderful CD. My 3-yr-old requires it every night. She loves all the music (and so does her Mommy).” -Ginny D.

“I am in love with ‘A Perfect Lullaby’ CD, even at my age! It is such a soothing collection of sweet lullabies and Elisabeth Tinnes’ voice is such a joy to listen to, no matter if you are playing it for your baby or for yourself! It is such a great CD for ALL ages.” -Rhonda H.

“A Perfect Lullaby is a calming and lovely listening experience that encourages singing or humming along to create a peaceful closeness.” -Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, Ph.D., Music Therapy Professor and Researcher

“This is the first lullaby CD that we’ve come across that is actually calming all the way through! Since there is no up tempo number in the middle, we can use it at wind down/bedtime. It really helps to calm them. We love this CD!” -Shannon L., mother of a 1 and 3 year old.

How was A Perfect Lullaby created?

Two years of research went into the creation of A Perfect Lullaby. It was important to take everything into consideration, from the tempo and instrumentation of the songs to the overall structure and song order. The goal of this recording was not to show off artistic talent or musical ability; rather, it was to incorporate both of those into an ideal recording for little listeners.

Both musicians on the album are board certified music therapists who have a great understanding of the value of lullabies. Elisabeth, mother of four, routinely uses music to support activities with her children. Matt has experience working within a neonatal intensive care unit, and has also reported on the benefits of infant-directed singing in published online magazines and in graduate research papers.

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