Here comes the Sandman

Here comes the sandman stepping so lightly,
Stealing along on the tips of his toes,
he sprinkles the sand with his own little hands ,
in the eyes of the sleeping children,
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.

learned this song from my wife's mother. She learned it from her father singing it to her as a child.
When she asked him where it came from he said I don't know its just an old song.

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Oct 09, 2017
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Sandman NEW
by: Anonymous

Came to me from my British grandma born 1875 and my mom and passed on to my kids and grands!
Love it

Oct 09, 2017
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Here comes the sandman NEW
by: Gary

My Grandma White sang this to me she was born in 1899 and her grandmother sang it to her over the Generations and areas the lyrics are a bit different I see but it brings tears to my eyes thinking about my grandmother She also sang an old song "the jolly little eskimo"

Oct 07, 2017
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How nice NEW
by: Anonymous

I was thinking about this song tonight and tried to find it on youtube to no avail. My mother sang this to me when I was little and she was born in 1923. There was no Sandman part, just this:

Go to sleep my baby, close your sleepy eyes
The Lady Moon is watching you above the starry skies
The little starts are peeping, to see if you are sleeping.
Go to sleep my baby, close your sleepy eyes. <3

Sep 10, 2017
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Grandparents NEW
by: Kim

My Grandmother would sing a version of this to me and now I sing it to my granddaughters.

Sep 02, 2017
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Same man lullaby NEW
by: Anonymous

My grandparents always sang:
Here comes the Sand-man
Stepping so lightly;
Stealing upon the tips of his toes;
He scatters the sand
All over the land;
In the eyes of the sleepy children.

Go to sleep my baby
Close your sleepy eyes;
The little stars are peeping
To see if you are sleeping
From above in the deep blue skies.

Go to sleep my baby;
Go to sleep, Good night.

Jun 29, 2017
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Fun to Read NEW
by: Anonymous

I was singing this song to myself tonight and decided to see if anyone else knew it! Delighted to learn that I am another who also had been taught this by my mother (1898-1990) who'd learned it from her mother, I believe. Or else in singing school classes from about 1916-17.
She sang: "Go to sleep my children, Go to sleep, Goodnight." Otherwise the wording was exactly the same. The melody is beautiful. I must teach this to my grandchildren who are parents, for they all can sing beautifully. A song well worth passing down to the next generations.

Apr 24, 2017
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Finally found it! NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so happy to find this page. My grandmother used to sing it to me too but in similar fashion with her own version. Ours went like this:
"Go to sleep my baby. Close your tired eyes. The lady moon will watch you to see that you are sleeping."

What a treat to finally see where it came from!

Apr 23, 2017
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Me too! NEW
by: Anonymous

My mom sang this too, same words as original post but starting with "Go to sleep, my baby," and no sandman part that I recall. She was born in 1919 so I guess it is an old song. I sang it to my son so it would live on! Such a beautiful song. I always loved the idea of the Lady Moon watching over me.

Apr 23, 2017
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Here comes the sandman NEW
by: AnoLindanymous

Here comes the Sandman. Stepping so lightly. Kneeling away on the tips of his toes. As he scatters the sands, in his little brown hands. in the eyes of the sleeping children. Hear the Sandman singing. Go to sleep my children. Close your sleepy eyes. The lady moon is watching out of the darkened sky. The little stars are peeping. To see if you are sleeping. Go to sleep my children. Go to sleep goodnight.

Mar 14, 2017
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My family's version Go To Sleep My Baby NEW
by: Elizabeth

My family had a version of this lullaby too...came from my British born grandmother circa 1875
It goes like this:
Go to sleep my baby, Close your tired eyes
Mother moon is watching To take you by surprise
The little stars are peeping
to see if you are sleeping
Go to sleep my baby, Go to sleep sweetheart.

Here comes the sandman, Stepping so lightly
Over the sea and over the land
As he scatters the sand with his own little hand
In the eyes of the sleepy Children

Go to sleep my baby, Close your tired eyes
Mother moon is watching To take you by surprise
The little stars are peeping
to see if you are sleeping
Go to sleep my baby, Go to sleep sweetheart.

Feb 11, 2017
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Memories of My Beautiful Grandmother NEW
by: Anonymous

My grandmother sang this to me. I will never forget her voice. Thank you for the words as I had forgotten some.

Jan 22, 2017
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by: Kathy

Thanks for helping me finish the version of the lullaby my mum sang to me. She is dying of cancervso these little things are so important as a part of our family history to pass forward:

"Go to sleep my baby
Close your big blue eyes
Angels watch above you
Looking down with wonder I their eyes.
Big blue moon is shining
Stars begin to peep
Time for all the little children to go to sleep"

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart!!

Jan 17, 2017
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Papa's Lullaby NEW
by: Judy from Illinois

The lyrics are slightly different here but nearly the same. My grandfather's mother sang this to him and I am quite sure it was originally from the late 19th century. The sixth generation of my family is now learning and loving this charming lullaby.

Dec 12, 2015
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Sandman Song
by: Steve

My grandmother and mom used to sing this to me 60 years ago, with different lyrics:

Here comes the sandman
stepping so softly
singing the children to sleep everywhere
as he scatters the sand
out of his hand
he whisper's gent-a-ly

go to sleep my baby
close your sleepy eyes
the lady moon is watching
throughout the darkened skies
the little stars are peeping to see if _______'s__ sleeping
so go to sleep my baby
close your sleepy eyes

My mom is on her last days - it brings tears to my eyes to write this, but my children know this sone well and will no doubt sing it to their kids. A beautiful tradition.

Sep 12, 2015
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We learned this at Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, LA, in our singing class, circa 1955. Sang it to my boyfriend many years later. He found it quite comforting.
by: Anonymous

Here comes the sandman,
Stepping so softly,
Stealing along on the tips of his toes
As he sprinkles the sand,
With his own little hand
In the eyes of sleepy children.

Go to sleep, my children,
Close your dreamy eyes.
The Lady Moon will watch you
From out the darkening skies.
The little stars are peeping
to see if you are sleeping.
Go to sleep, my children,
Go to sleep. Good night.

Jun 16, 2015
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Makes me smile
by: Anonymous

My mom sang this to me too with slightly different words. She had a lovely voice. I sang it to my kids and now my daughter is singing it to her daughter. Wonderful memories. My mom was born in 1908. I wonder if her mom sang it to her as I saw on another webpage that it is from 1899.

Oct 20, 2014
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I have another version passed down from my grandfather!
by: Aaron Singer

It starts with a version of Lady Moon:

Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?
Over the sea.

Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?
All who love me.

Are you not tired, of roaming forever?
No my dear child, roaming forever.

And resting never?
No my dear child.

Here comes the Sandman, walking so softly.
Walking along, on the tips of his toes.

As he scatters the sand, with his own little hands, into the eyes of the sleeping children.

Go to sleep, my little children, close your weary eyes,

The Lady Moon, is watching you, from up upon the stars.

X2:
The little stars are peaking, to see that my dear children are sleeping,

Go to sleep, my little children, go to sleep, goodnight.

Jun 04, 2014
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Mam
by: Anonymous

My Mam would sing this to me every night so I would fall asleep it brings back some very happy memories.
Thank you everyone for helping me remember the words and the feelings the song brought back.

Mar 06, 2014
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here comes the sandman
by: Anonymous

My mother also sang this song to me slightly different:

Here comes the sandman
Stepping so softly
Putting the children to sleep everwhere
And he scatters the sand with his own little hand
In the eyes of the sleeping chikdren.

Go to sleep my baby
Close your sleepy eyes
The lady moom is watching above the starry skies
The little stars are peeking to see if you are sleeping
Go to sleep my baby close your sleepy eyes.

My mother passed last year at age 91. Her mother sang this song to her.

Feb 04, 2014
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Nanny Kit's song
by: Sharon

Lovely memories of my nanny Kit singing this to me .I could only remember the first few lines so looked on the net for the whole lullaby and as soon as I read it remember the whole song

Jan 10, 2014
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My grandma's version with my own made up last 2 lines
by: shannon

Here comes the sandman
tripping so lightly
Tripping so lightly on the tips of his toes
As he scatters the sand with his own little hand
To the eyes of the sleepy children
Go to sleep my baby
Close your sleepy eyes
The lady moon is watching beneath the starlit skies
Go to sleep my baby May all your dreams come true
And when the sun begins to shine I will awaken you

Aug 04, 2013
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Lovely old Lullaby handed down
by: B. J.

A little different words from what I knew as a child in 1930.

Here comes the Sandman, creeping so softly, stealing along on the tips of his toes. As he scatters the sand, with his own little hand, O'er the eyes of the sleepy children.
Go to sleep my children. Close your weary eyes. The lady moon will watch you from out the darkening skies. The little stars are peeping to see if you are sleeping. Go to sleep my children, go to sleep, good night.

Jul 17, 2013
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Another version of Mr,Sandman
by: Janet

I have a slightly different version..
Here comes the Sandman
Stepping so softly
Stealing away on the tips of his toes.
As he scatters the sand
With his own little hands
You can here him softly singing.
Go to sleep (name of child)
Close your big (color of eyes)
The Lady Moon is watching
From up above the skies
The little stars are peeping
To see if you are sleeping.
So go to sleep (child's name)
Go to sleep
Night night.

Dec 02, 2012
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found the song!
by: Robert

Hey, through some googling I found this page -- my mom (born in 1932) used to sing a lot of this song to me before bedtime when I was a kid (I am 49). Lots of great memories, and this is the only place on the whole Web where I could find this version of this tune. Thanks so much.

Bob
Chicago

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