19th Century Sheet Music Cover Art

Smile In Your Sleep, Bonny Baby

Sing Along MP3 Scottish Folk Song, Lullaby - 19th Century
The tune was first known as "Duil ri Baile Chaolais fhaicinn" (Hoping to see Ballachulish)
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Once our valleys were ringing
With songs of our children singing,
But now sheep bleat till the evening
And shielings lie empty and broken.

Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Oh, hush, hush, your dreams come a-creeping
Your dreams of peace and of freedom,
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby.

The Last Of The Clan by Tom Facd, 1865

Where is our proud highland mettle?
Our troops once so fierce in battle
Now stand, cowed, huddled like cattle,
And wait to be shipped o'er the ocean.

Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Oh, hush, hush, your dreams come a-creeping
Your dreams of peace and of freedom,
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby.

No use pleading or praying
For gone, gone is all hope of staying!
Now hush, hush, the anchor's a-weighing,
Don't cry in your sleep, bonny baby!

Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Oh, hush, hush, your dreams come a-creeping
Your dreams of peace and of freedom,
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby.


 

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