Go to sleep my baby

by Maggie
(New Zealand)

Go to sleep my baby, close your pretty eyes.
Angels high above you, pearling at you deary from the skies.
Great big moon is shining, stars begin to peep.
Time for little pikanini to go to sleep
Time for little eyes to go to sleep

My Nana sang it to me, and it's just made me cry writing it down.
Think I have the words right.
That's what I sang to my girls anyway.

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May 21, 2019
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Memories NEW
by: Anonymous

MY Mum used to sing this to me when I was little (im now 59) and now my daughter is singing it to her 2 little girls.

A little piece of my Mum :)

May 04, 2019
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Go to sleep lullaby NEW
by: Nicola

Go to sleep my baby,
Close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you sitting smiling in the sky,
Great big moon is shining
Stars begin to peep,
Now's the time for my baby _____to go to sleep.

Mar 07, 2019
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The way Pa sing the song 75 years ago. NEW
by: Jeanne

"Go to sleep my baby. Close your sleepy eyes. The lady moon is watching from out the darkened skies. The little stars are peeping to see if you are sleeping. so go to sleep my baby, go to sleep - Goodnight.


Mar 05, 2019
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North east version
by: Anonymous

Go to sleep my baby, close those pretty eyes, angels are a watching, peeking at you dearly from the skies.
The great big moon is rising, stars begin to shine, now it’s time for baby, to go to sleep this night.
Mamas pickanini go to sleeeeep, mamas pickanini go to sleep.

Jan 06, 2019
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Scout's Goodnight Light NEW
by: Baby G's dad

Scout's Goodnight Light from Leapfrog plays a variation of this song at the beginning of it's lullaby sequence:

Go to sleep, my sweet friend.
Close your pretty eyes.
Red/Blue/Green light shines above you,
Peeping at you gently in the night.

Tiny stars are twinkling,
High up in the sky.
Time to go to sleep, my astronaut,
Go to sleep.

It says R/B/G depend upon what color light it's shining.

My son loved this thing :-)

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Juney1

Go to sleep my baby,
Close your big brown eyes,
Angels up above you,
Singing their sweet song of lullaby,
The great big moon is shining,
Shining up above,
Time for my brown eyed baby to go to sleep.

My Dad always sang it to me when I was maybe 0-5 yrs old,
I loved it. I remember a line or verse about picaninnies too, this is what I remember ( and sang to my daughters but changed brown to blue!)

Nov 30, 2017
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go to sllep my baby NEW
by: jojo

I used to sing to my baby girl ,51 years ago but could never remember all the words

Jul 27, 2017
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I remember this! NEW
by: Cheryl

My Mom used to sing this to me at bedtime, I would have been about 3 when I recall it, so in 1965!
It's actually the chorus from a song called the Wyoming Lullaby, you can still find a recording on Youtube.

Jul 06, 2017
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Lullaby - Go to Sleep my Baby. NEW
by: Anonymous

Our version was similar....

Go to sleep my baby, close your dreamy eyes, Angels are above you, watching from the glory of the skies. Great big moon is shining, stars begin to peek, it's time for little Piccaninnys to go to sleep, time for Piccaninnys to go to sleep.

I just love this lullaby, but so many people have never heard of it!

Jul 03, 2016
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So Heartwarming NEW
by: Anonymous

My Nan used to sing to us this lullaby every time we stayed over. slight variation of the others, it went: Go to sleep my baby,
Close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you, peering at you dearly from the sky
Great big moon is shining, shining down on you,
Time for little heads like yours dear to go to sleep.

Dec 04, 2015
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Go to Sleep My Little Baby NEW
by: Anonymous

My mother sang a version like this:

Go to sleep my little baby, close your pretty eyes
Angels up in heaven are peeping at my baby from the skies
A great big moon is shining, shining oh so bright
And it's time for sleepy heads like you dear to say good night.

Sep 13, 2015
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Glad i foubd this
by: NILUSHI

My nana used to sing this.it has been about 10 years since she passed away I was unable to find the words...i just browsed and glad I managed to find the words. When I sing it to my kids now i think of her. It's a beautiful melody.. Thanks for sharing .

Dec 26, 2014
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Possible correction
by: Anonymous

I think it was "peaking at you dearly from the skies" my Mother used to sing it to me.

Apr 09, 2014
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Yes that is it! Yay!
by: Anonymous

Yes I think you have it. My grandpa was from England and he used to sing to me too. I was looking for this song online and so glad to find it with all the words. Thank you!

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