sweetest little baby

by rabekah
(blairsville,ga)

sweetest little baby, everybody knows, don't know what to call her but she's migthy like a rose, laying there a sleeping, in her little place, makes you think the angels peeping thru the lace....

my grandma used to sing this song to me growing up. in fact, when i was about to leave for germany with the military she sang it to me over the phone. I want so badly to sing it to her now that she is older and late in her life. I also want to sing it to my god-children.

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Sep 20, 2017
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Found this recording NEW
by: Anonymous

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mighty-like-a-rose-feat-floyd-domino/id898296677?i=898296693

Sep 16, 2017
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Slightly Different Words NEW
by: Anonymous

We sang it: Sweetest Little "insert name" anybody knows. Don't know what to call her for she's mighty like a rose.

Looking at her mommy with eyes so big and blue, makes you think that he..av..en is coming..down..to you.

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Looking at her mommy with eyes so big and brown,makes you think that he..av..en is coming..right..down.

Jun 21, 2017
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Dedicated to my Mom NEW
by: Anonymous

My Mom used to sing this one to me too. I sang it to her on her death bed. :(

Nov 18, 2016
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Best Lullaby! NEW
by: Anonymous

Sweetest little Kimberly
Everybody knows
Dont know what to call her
But she's mighty like a rose
Looking at her mommy
Eyes so pretty brown
Makes you think that heaven
Is mighty close around

My gram sang this to me all the time. Typing these words makes me cry as I wish she could sing them to me now!

May 29, 2016
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Remembering my Dad singing this to us NEW
by: Anonymous

My Dad sang this to us in his beautifully deep and off key voice. Can't think of this song without hearing him singing it.

Feb 12, 2016
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Sweetest Little Baby NEW
by: Cheryl

My mother sang it this way:

Sweetest little baby
Everybody knows
Don't know what to call her but she's mighty like a rose

(For blue eyes)
Looking at her mommy
With eyes a shining blue
Makes you think that heaven is coming close to you

(Or for brown eyes:)
Looking at her mommy
With eyes a shining brown
Makes you feel like heaven
Is coming all around

When she goes to sleeping in her little place
Think I see the angels
Peeking through the lace

When the night winds call (held)
And the shadows creep
Then they come on tiptoes (held)
And kiss her in her sleep

Sweetest little baby
Everybody knows
Don't know what to call her but she's mighty like a rose

Dec 23, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Wonderful memories of my mother singing this to me. Truly, the best lullaby, I remember the extreme love in her eyes...♡

Sep 18, 2014
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Mighty like a rose
by: J.L.

When I was in the forth grade,1945, I sang this song at the P.T.A. Meeting in my School in Honor of my Little Brother who died when he was Two years eight Mo.old who I loved dearly and still do, I can't wait to see him in Heaven. He was truly "Mighty like a Rose"
J.L.

Jan 03, 2014
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Pretty Little Girl
by: Anonymous

Pretty little girl
Everybody knows
Don't know what to call her
But she's mighty like a rose.

Looking at her mommy
Eyes so shiny blue
Makes you think that heaven
Is looking up at you.

Laying there a sleeping
In her tiny bed
Think I hear the angels
coming 'round the bend.

When the night is falling,
and she's fast asleep
Then they'll come on tiptoes
to kiss her in her sleep.

That's how I remember it anyway....I'm 31 and ill never forget laying on my grandmothers lap while she ran her fingers through my hair and sang this song to me...i loved her so much and miss her so much!

Nov 17, 2013
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Nanny' lullaby
by: Anonymous

My Nanny used to sing this lullaby to me and when I had my son she taught it to me again. It's now his favorite (and mine!).
Our version goes:
Sweetest baby Jeffrey
Everybody knows!
Don't know what to call it but you're mighty like a rose!
Lookin' at your Mama (or Nanny or Daddy for the second round)
With eyes so shining brown (or big and brown for the second round)
Makes you think that heaven is coming right down.
When the baby's sleepin', in his special place-
Think I see the angels peepin' through the lace-
And when the night has fallen,
When the baby sleeps-
That's when I'll come on tiptoe-
And kiss you in your sleep. (Give a soft kiss!)

May 18, 2013
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Sweetest Little Baby
by: Gale

My mother also sang that song to me. The last sentence is different from yours, but the first sentence is the same.

The second sentence: With his cheeks so brown and his eyes so blue, you are mommy’s baby and mommy loves love.

I sang this song to my child and even to my grandchild. It makes me feel warm and cozy. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories.

Jan 03, 2013
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Sweetest Little "MY NAME"
by: Helen

My mother also used to sing this to me...I am 60 now and I can still here the words and her voice.So glad I found this site. Sweetest Little Helen, Eyes of Shining Blue, Makes You Think That Heaven, is coming close to You. When she's there a sleepin', In her little bed, Think I hear the Angels, looking 'round the bend. When the night is falling, and she's fast asleep. Then they'll come on tiptoes, to kiss her in her sleep! (GOD BLESS MY MOM...)

Oct 02, 2012
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my grandmother sang a version of this
by: Anonymous

Mamaw's little baby, everybody knows... don't know what to call her cause she's mighty like a rose... and when she's there a sleepin' in her little place, you think you see the angels peaking through the lace.
I loved those nights at my mamaw's

Apr 03, 2012
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Sweetest little baby
by: Anonymous

My Grandma and Mother also sang this lullaby to my brothers and I. The words and melody just come out of my mouth without thought. They did sing the version "looking at his Mammy with eyes so shining blue...makes you think that heaven is looking up at you"
I sang it yesterday to my Great niece then searched this site out to see if there were more verses. Very excited to learn of so many others with same memories and carrying them forward. Thankyou!

Nov 15, 2011
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One of the Greatest Lullabye Songs...
by: Anonymous

My Father (now 83) sang this Song to my Sister and I from Infants till' 8 or so..and..is one of my most cherished memories. The Love and Comfort it brought is still very, very heartfelt. Using the words as my Father did and even filling in w/ some new ones..now 56 and a Father late in Life, I sing it proudly to my only Child, a Son now 8.
God Bless the Writer of this Song!!!

Nov 10, 2011
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Congrats to G-Grandma!!
by: Amy Robbins-Wilson

This is a true Lullaby-Link - music that is sung across five generations. Thank you so much for sharing this thought. Enjoy your G-Grandbaby and perhaps, just perhaps, they will tear up as they sing this same song to their G-Grandbaby with the words "My Great-Grandma used to sing this to me". Giant e-hug and thank you again.

Warmly,
Amy

Nov 07, 2011
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Love This Song So Much
by: Soon To Be G-Grandma

My mother used to sing this song too. I can hardly read it without tearing up. I sang it to my daughters when they were babies and now I will get a chance to sing it to my first great-grandchild, a little girl.

Oct 18, 2011
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Memories
by: Anonymous

My mother sang this to me, I sang it to my 2 babies, and now I sing it to my three grandbabies.

Oct 09, 2011
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"Mightly Like a Rose" Lyrics
by: Anonymous

Sweetest little fellow, everybody knows
Don't know what to call him' but he's mighty like a rose

Lookin' at his mommy with eyes so shiny blue
Makes you think that heaven is a comin' close to you

Oct 08, 2011
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Mighty like a rose
by: Anonymous

My dad sang this lullaby to me and to his grandchildren. I was the youngest child and by the time my children came, my dad had passed away. I sang it from memory to my babies and made up words to fit the parts I didn't know. I am going to be a grandmother soon and would love to have the words and music to this beautiful song.

Aug 30, 2011
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:) THANK YOU!!!
by: Anonymous

I have been searching for the lyrics to this song for at least 15 years! My grandmother used to sing this song to my brothers and I when we were children. I now have children of my own and I only know the melody and the first few words so I sing what I know and make up the rest as a go along lol... But I can now sing them the real song!

May 31, 2011
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memories
by: Anonymous

I'm 75 and my mother sang this song with a few different words.

after mighty like a rose it went

looking at her mommy with eyes so shiny blue

seems to me like heaven is coming home to you.

Mar 05, 2011
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Thnak you
by: Anonymous

My mother used to sing that song to my daughters but I never knew all the words. Now that I know I can sing the song to my first grandchild who is coming into the world today.

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