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Sweet and Low
(English Kids Song)
Sweet and Low
Children's Song

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

Sweet and low, sweet and low
Wind of the western sea;
Low, low, breathe and blow,
Wind of the western sea;
Over the rolling waters go
Come from the dying moon, and blow,
Blow him again to me,
While my little one, while
My pretty one sleeps.

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west,
Under the silver moon,
Sleep my little one, sleep,
My pretty one, sleep.


"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

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the illustration.

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.

Christa Pfeiffer's Home Page

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