Lie still little thing

by Ann Cowdrey
(Nottingham UK)

Lie still little thing no more whimpering listen while I sing and make less noise.
In your Granny's day people used to say
thieves will take away all crying boys.
Now your being good I see so the thieve won't hear you. You are very safe with me I will stay quite near you. Oh what would I do if that tale were true no one will have you my best of joys.



I remember my Mother singing this in the early 1950,s Just wondered where it came from.

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Dec 30, 2016
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by: Anonymous

Learnt the song in 1981 in secondary school. The song has allways had a lull effect on the babies i have sung it to. Lots of fond memories for music lessons back in school.

Jun 01, 2016
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My niece and childhood memories NEW
by: Anonymous

My mum sings this song to my niece whenever she needs to sleep, so whenever she wants to sleep she comes by me or to my mum and says 'lie still'
She's sooooo cute when she does that. It was also a song from my childhood days.

Dec 19, 2015
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Lie still little thing no more whimpering NEW
by: Anonymous

I used to sing this to my son, he is now 29 years and asked me today how the tune went, but my singing not that great these days

Aug 06, 2015
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Lie still little thing
by: Anonymous

I remember this song from my childhood in 70's brings back memories. Then used to sing to my sister then to my daughters before bedtime
Ansuya

Jan 07, 2015
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shared love
by: Anonymous

My dad used to sing this song to me when I was little. I lost him when I was 4yrs old. Now 29 years later I sing this song for my kids. In a way it feels like I am giving them a little of their granddad's that they could never experience.

Sep 03, 2014
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by: DorisAllTheDay

I sang this in primary school too (UK, early 70s). It was in one of the Oxford School Music Books which were very common in primary and secondary schools at the time. I think it was in the Senior - Preliminary book. A lovely tune. I think the words are translated from another language, but I don't know the original.

Jul 16, 2014
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Works like a dream
by: Margery Leyden

I learnt this song in school in the early 70s. I sung it to my 4 children who in turn are singing it to their own children. It has a lovely calming affect.

Apr 23, 2014
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childhood
by: Carl naidoo

I'm 29 years old now, I have 4 siblings and we all grew up with this lullaby. I thought it was only my family that listened to it. Good to see that other families also grew up with this lullaby

Apr 02, 2014
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by: Abigail naidoo

So awesome to find out others share a foundness for this song. I love it.dad sang it to me from birtj 1986,I sing it to my kinds youngest 5.

Mar 19, 2014
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beautiful
by: fayaban

I'm in Africa...I learnt this song in primary school..sang it to a couple of girl friends ,,worked like magic...sang it to my nieces ..worked like magic...looking to sing it to my wife kids and grand kids....Thank you Mrs tangai

Dec 26, 2013
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Lie still little thing
by: Vigi Govender

I learnt this song when I was in primary school. I sang it to my eldest daughter in 1975, then my second daughter in 1981 and then my son in 1984. Now I sing it to my grand daughters. It works to put them to bed. Enjoy

Oct 19, 2013
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So happy to find the lyrics
by: Anonymous

My mum sang this to me as a baby in 1975....now im singing it to my baby:)

Jun 29, 2012
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Appreciation
by: Anonymous

I am so happy to discover that I would find such songs on internet!!! Long live. MN

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