Friday, March 27, 2009

The Slumber Boat

This lullaby is the only one I sing to the kids. My mom sang it to me. And her parents, my grandparents, gave me a book of childhood poems when I was born with this printed in it. I'm wondering if my grandmother sang it to my mom...

The Slumber Boat

Baby's boat's the silver moon,
Sailing in the sky,
Sailing o'er the sea of sleep,
While the clouds float by.
Sail, baby, sail,
Out upon that sea,
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.

Baby's fishing for a dream,
Fishing near and far,
His line a silver moonbeam is,
His bait a silver star.
Sail, baby, sail,
Out upon that sea,
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.


The Slumber Boat was written by Alice C. D. Riley and the music is by Jessie L. Gaynor. The copyright date is 1898.

6 comments:

  1. So sweet, i have never heard it before. Would we recognize the tune?

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  2. I'm trying convince Carey to record this song. I'm going to work on the music today. I need her blog friends, however, to persuade her that she should sing it and post it to this site.

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  3. Ummm...No how, no way am I going to record this singing voice and post it.

    I'd love to hold the microphone while we record you playing the guitar, though!

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  4. so I googled this song because my grandmother sang it to my mom, my mom and grandmother sang it to me and my siblings and I now sing it to my children, and it came up with this picture! Would you be able to tell me what book this is and who the author is? I would love to have a copy of it! Thank you for your post!

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  5. So, I was so excited I didn't even realize you already have it on here! lol sorry! Thanks again!

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