Sleep little baby, now sleep, O'er you my vigil I keep.
Sleep little baby now sleep,
O'er you my vigil I keep.
Birds are returning to nest.
Each busy bee is at rest.
I heard this many years ago but have forgotten the composers name. It has a lovely melody and refrain and was sometimes called the Mendelssohn Lullaby'although there is no connection.
I would love to find the music and words. I believe that the Irish tenor Brendan o'Dowda recorded it in the 1960's.