Sleep my little one, sleep my dear

Night is falling
Darkness is near
Sleep
Sleep
Close your eyes, and sleep

Sleep my little child while you're young and free.
May the Lord protect you when you go to sea.
Listen to my song; don't grow up too soon.
The hungry sea is waiting for you 'neath the moon.

Chorus:
Sleep my little one
Sleep my dear
Night is falling
Darkness is here
Sleep
Sleep
Close your eyes, and sleep.

Now your mother rocks you so lovingly
Stormy winds will rock you when you're out to sea
...

This is what I can remember of an SATB choral arrangement from high school. I would love to know the name of the song and its composer/arranger. I have sung a gentler version to my grandchildren.

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Apr 19, 2012
Thank You!
by: Anonymous

Just a note to thank you for the link to the Youtube performance of Lullaby for Seafarers. If I trust my memory, that is a slightly different arrangement of the choral song that we sang in my high school a cappella choir.
Beginning Chorus: Sleep my little one, sleep my dear. Night is falling, darkness is near. Sleep, sleep, close your eyes go to sleep.
V1: Sleep my little child, while you're young & free. May the Lord protect the men who sail the seas.
V2: Even now your eyes are as blue as waves; the blue waves that roll above ocean graves.
V3: (same as remembered above)
V4: Father's ship went down in a wintry storm; he never knew the love of a son newborn.
Final Chorus: (same, except it ends as...) Sleep, sleep, close your eyes and sleep.

Apr 17, 2012
The name is
by: Anonymous

Lullaby for Seafarers

Editor's Note - there is a YouTube available.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ce745khgGA


Feb 18, 2012
Most Beatiful Lullaby
by: Anonymous

I've been looking for the answer to this also...haunting, beautiful lullaby

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