Close your eyes, Say goodnight, Go to sleep my sweet baby....

My mother used to sing this to me when I was young & I've asked her the lyrics other than the chorus, but we can't remember it since its been 30 years ago... I am a mother of children (under 3) :( I would like to pass it down them,
Say goodnight, close your eyes, go to sleep my sweet baby.....

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Jul 27, 2021
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Love this thread!
by: Anonymous

I came here trying to find the original lyrics too but nothing sounds quite right, but I guess we all improvise.To my three children I've sang:

Lullaby and goodnight, go to sleep now my angel, go to sleep now go to sleep
I'll be here when you awake
Close your eyes and sleep tight
I'll be near you always
Close your eyes close your eyes
I'll be here when you awake.

Jun 23, 2021
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Go to sleep and good night NEW
by: Susan

Go to sleep and goodnight
And a rosy twilight
Nestle deep
In your bed
Let dreams fill your head
God will watch
Never fear
As you slumber my dear
God will watch
Never fear
As you slumber my dear

May 14, 2021
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Lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve been singing this to my daughter since she was a baby. She’s about to turn 8 and we still finish the day like this every night.

"Go to sleep,
Close your eyes,
And I’ll see you in the morning.
Go to sleep,
Rest your head,
And I’ll see you when you wake up.

Go to sleep,
Close your eyes,
I will see you in the morning.

Go to sleep,
Rest your head,
Yes I love you very much."

This tune was in a toy I had when I was little and I couldn’t remember the words so I made these up when she was born.

May 12, 2021
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One More Story NEW
by: Anonymous

It is by Peter Cetera on his album by the same title. I used to sing this one to my girls

May 10, 2021
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Brahms NEW
by: Anonymous

Lullaby and good night sleep is softly around you
May your dreams be filled with melodies of love
Lay thee down now and rest, may your slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and sleep, may your slumber be deep

Apr 21, 2021
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The few lyrics I can think of NEW
by: Maddie

Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
Close your eyes
Say goodnight
And now I’m not sure of the words that go here but it’s something with I don’t know maybe 6 syllables. I’m thinking that the rhythm is something like a Christmas carol but I’m not sure. It’s driving me nuts

Apr 15, 2021
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Lullaby I sang and hummed because I forgot the words NEW
by: Anonymous

I can only remember...
Close your eyes
Go to sleep
Let the angels watch over you

Mar 27, 2021
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Tried to remember what my mom dang as a baby. Yep I faintly remember her voice as a child. NEW
by: Anonymous

Go to sleep go to sleep little baby
Don't you cry now don't you cry now
I'll be back again some day
Go to sleep little one,
You'll be here in my arms
Go to sleep little one
I'll be right here to stay
Repeat go to sleep go to sleep go to sleep
Little baby
Dry your eyes now
Don't be shy bow daddy's on his way.
Go to sleep little one
Night is nearly gone
Go to sleep little boy
Your little life has just begun

Mar 25, 2021
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Lullaby NEW
by: Anonymous

It's amazing to see so many versions of this lullaby.
Here's the version, short and sweet, that I made up many a moon ago to sing to my children (now all grown):

Lullaby and good night
Close your eyes and sleep tight.
I love you. Yes I do.
You're the one I really love.


Jan 21, 2021
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Close your eyes NEW
by: Anonymous

Ive heard this melody on all 3 of my boys sleepy toys for the last 10 years and ive never heard the lyrics so I made my own version 10 years ago...i still get asked to sing it repeatedly for my 10 year old and 4 year old daily...

Close your eyes
Go to sleep
It will be morning time soon
Close your eyes
Go to sleep
It will morning time



Oct 26, 2020
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Braham's Lullaby NEW
by: Wendy

I have sung this (and a variety of other songs) to my child and grandchildren since they were born till about 10 yrs of age....

Lullaby and good night
May sleep softly surround you
While your dreams fill your eyes
with a melody of love

May the moonlight embrace you
The starlight caress you
May the sunlight still sing you
the melody of love

Oct 21, 2020
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Our goodnight song NEW
by: Anonymous

Only knew close your eyes go to sleep just kind of made the rest up my wife sings it 2 times and he's out

Close your eyes go to sleep
go to sleep little baby
Mommy loves you daddy too
It will be morning soon
Close your eyes go to sleep
Tomorrow well play
Close your eyes go to sleep
tomorrow well play

Aug 15, 2020
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Actual lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

Go to Sleep Little Baby
Lullaby:

Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby.
The buzzards and the flies
They pick at his eyes
And the little thing
hollers out mammie.
Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby.
When you wake
You'll have some cake.
Go to sleep little baby.

Aug 10, 2020
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The Lullaby song NEW
by: Cat Moro

For me the song starts like this:

"close your eyes, and good night
Pleasant dreams are awating
Close your eyes and good night..."


Then I don't remember... 😕
Many thanks in advance

Aug 04, 2020
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My grandma used to sing this to me NEW
by: Anonymous

Na na ni na na go to sleep now my baby, close your sleepy eyes and dream na na ni na na ni close those sleepy eyes and dream

Jun 30, 2020
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Lullaby and Goidnight NEW
by: Anonymous

Lullaby and Goodnight
go to sleep my dear baby
When you wake up we will play
Go to sleep my little one.

La la la,la la la la

La
La
Laaaa

Jun 24, 2020
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My version NEW
by: Ambroz

Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep little baby
Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep ba-by
Go to sleep, close your eyes - I'll be here when you rise.
Go to sleep, close your eyes - I'll be here when you rise.
Repeat.

Jun 12, 2020
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Brahms Lullaby alt lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

I didn't know the real words to the lullaby when my 1st child was born, so I made up what I could. I've been singing this for 16 years. All 3 of my kids still love for me to sing it to them.

Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep now, my baby
Go to sleep now
Go to sleep
Go to sleepy now, sweet dreams
Lullaby and goodnight
Time to close those
Little eyes now
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
mom will see you in
The morning

Jun 02, 2020
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Old song NEW
by: Anonymous

My nan used to sing...
Go to sleep my baby,
Close your pretty eyes,
Angels up above you,
are staring at you dearly from the skies,
Great big moon is shining,
Stars begin to peep,
It’s time that little (name) was fast asleeeeppp. And now I sing it to my daughter :)

May 26, 2020
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Personal lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

i have absolutely no idea what the original lyrics are, though this is how i sing it
"Say goodnight
Lullaby
Go to sleep now, sweet baby
Close your eyes
And goodbye
It's time to go to sleep

Here you lie
In your bed
Resting your
Little head
In your mind
Where dreams live
Is where you will go
Tonight"

May 14, 2020
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Lullaby NEW
by: Anonymous

I only remember Close your eyes , close your eyes my sweet baby. Close your eyes close your eyes and I’ll sing lullabies. Go to sleep go to sleep go to sleep my sweet baby. Close your eyes go to sleep and I’ll sing lullabies. I think we’ve all heard different versions over the years. My granddaughter , now 21, used to fall asleep in minutes when I sang this but it could have been that she didn’t like my voice 😁

May 07, 2020
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Exactly what I was looking for !! NEW
by: Anonymous

I am so super happy I found this thread ! My kids have a little music box from one of their mobiles that we recently found and they have been playing it singing the tune throughout the day today .. when my 7 yr old asks me "mom I love this whats the words ,I want to sing the song ".. And I couldn’t answer. All I knew was the first sentence and I knew there was more. I found another long traditional version when searched but it wasn’t the one I remember. Then I stumbled in here and wala! ❤️ I will be compiling my own version with all the beautiful versions here! Each unique and different . I just sang my daughter to sleep with the variety I read here and she is surly out! Thanks everyone . ❤️❤️ Usually we sing my little sunshine and I changed the end of that to I will love you always ( so it’s happy ) lol but with this one she was out way faster . 😂💗💗she is my stubborn 3 😂so that’s saying something

Apr 28, 2020
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My version NEW
by: Anonymous

I sing it like this :


go to sleep go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
Close your eyes
Say goodnight
And dream sweet dreams
Dream sweet dreams
And go to sleep

Mar 20, 2020
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Go to sleep song NEW
by: Singing mum

I have my own version that has changed over the years (mainly because I can’t remember the words!). I first sang it when my daughter was a little baby (she is now 13), and revisited it when my son came along 6 years ago.

Go to sleep my baby,
Close your big blue eyes,
Angels are watching,
To see you sleep tonight

Go to sleep my baby,
The stars are shining bright,
The moon is high above you,
To take you through the night

(Then repeat the first verse)

I had a memory of my mum singing the original song and just filled in my own words when I couldn’t remember what they were!

Mar 14, 2020
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My version NEW
by: Anonymous

I was looking to see if there was more to it but I sing it like this:

Go to sleep go to sleep go to sleep little baby
Close your eyes close your eyes close your eyes little baby
Say goodnight say goodnight say goodnight little baby

And I repeat and or sometimes add take deep breaths or something like that but other whose that's all I do.

Mar 14, 2020
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My version NEW
by: Anonymous

I was looking to see if there was more to it but I sing it like this:

Go to sleep go to sleep go to sleep little baby
Close your eyes close your eyes close your eyes little baby
Say goodnight say goodnight say goodnight little baby

And I repeat and or sometimes add take deep breaths or something like that but other whose that's all I do.

Mar 08, 2020
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Brahms lullaby NEW
by: Anonymous

Go to sleep, say goodnight,
With your head soft and light,
All the children of the day ,
Go to rest from work and play,
When the new day shall break,
Full of joy you will wake,
When the new day shall break,
Full of joy you will wake.

Nov 15, 2019
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Brahms lullaby lyrics NEW
by: Peter in Scotland

I would sing these nonsensical words

Go to sleep
Say a prayer
Go to sleep my dear babies
Dream a dream
Lovely dream
Dream again
Oh dream a dream
A lovely sweet dream
Oh dream again
A lovely sweet dream

Knocked them out everytime.
I couldn't remember the words so just sung this. When they were about 7 i said id look for the right words but they said no and stick with these.

Nov 09, 2019
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Braham’s lullabye NEW
by: Anonymous

Brahm's Lullaby
BRAHM’S LULLABY

Lullaby and good night
In the sky stars are bright
Round your head flowers gay
Scent your slumbers til day
Close your eyes now and rest
May these hours be blessed
Go to sleep now and rest
May these hours be blessed

Lullaby and good night
Go to sleep little angel
Lullaby and good night
God is watching o’er us all
If God wills thou shalt wake
When the morning does break
If God wills thou shalt wake
When the morning does break

Close your eyes now and rest
May these hours be blessed
Go to sleep now and rest
May these hours be blessed

Oct 12, 2019
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I’m hunting for this too!
by: BizzleMom

Go to sleep, my sweet little baby
Say goodnight and close your eyes
And when you awake, I’ll give you some cake (?)

I’m trying to find this. I *thought* it was Ann Murray on her kids’ cd (There’s a hippo in the bathtub) but it’s not on there so I’m still looking. The timeline is right, too; we played it for my cousin who was a baby in 1988.

I lost my mom last summer so I’d love to be able to play this for our new twins so they can have something ‘from her’.

Jun 25, 2019
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Close your eyes...the way we sing it NEW
by: Anonymous

I sing my own version and my kids and now grandchildren love it.

Close your eyes, go to sleep
Dream sweet dreams my sweet baby(ies),
When you wake
You shall have cake
And ride the pretty little ponies.
Apple and gray, dapple and bay,
All the pretty little ponies.
Mommy loves you, daddy loves you,
Go to sleep my sweet girl / boy.
❤❤❤

Mar 12, 2019
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How my parents sung go to sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

When I was very young my parents used to sing-
Go to sleep little one close your eyes and go sleep tight.
Go to sleep little one close your tired weary eyes.
Go to sleep little one
Go to sleep little one


And I can’t remember the rest of the second 2 sentances.

Jan 30, 2019
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Maybe Braum's Lulaby NEW
by: Anonymous

Is it braum's lulaby? (Sp?) Good luck! I have a similar problem. There is a song I only remember the end of and my mom can't remember.

Dec 01, 2018
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Lullaby NEW
by: Anonymous

This is how I remember it:

Close your eyes, say good night
Go to sleep my sweet baby
Your my baby, precious baby
May you rest well tonight

Close your eyes now and rest
May these hours be blessed
Close your eyes now and rest
May these hours be blessed

Mar 10, 2018
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Lullaby lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

My mother sang it too and now I sing it to my children . It might be a little different but it goes...

Go to sleep go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
Mommy loves you daddy loves you
Go to sleep my little girl
Close your eyes and goodnight and I’ll see you in the morning
Lullaby and goodnight my beautiful girl
Go to sleep go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
Mommy’s tired daddy’s tired close your eyes my little girl
Close your eyes and sleep tight and I’ll see you in awhile
Lullaby and goodnight my beautiful girl

Dec 24, 2017
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close your eyes NEW
by: Anonymous

My dad sang this to use and always used his fingers to gentle close our eyes. Great memories. I hope to find the lyrics also.

Jul 17, 2017
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Had the same as a child NEW
by: Anonymous

https://youtu.be/pjeBg85JPrI

Jun 05, 2017
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Go to sleep NEW
by: Jamed

My mother sang me a song kind of like this as a baby and I've asked her she doesn't remember it at all and I can't find anything really like it. It went like this.
Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Close your eyes and dream
That's all I remember. I know there's more to it but no one knows what I'm talking about

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