Sweet and Low - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


"A note regarding the song 'Sweet and Low (Wind of the Western Sea)'. It was originally written as a poem by English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and set to music by English composer Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)." -Olga Navarova



This beautiful song was performed by Christa Pfeiffer (Soprano) and Kristin Pankonin (Piano). Thanks to Christa Pfeiffer for generously allowing me to post her recording (copyright 2003 Christa Pfeiffer) on this site.

If you'd like to learn more about Christa or purchase her CD Hush: Lullabies From Around The World, click below to visit her web site.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the illustration.

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