You can hear a haunting rendition of Spider's Web by watching the YouTube video below the lyrics...

Spider's Web - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*This line can alternately be sung as, "Made of silver light and shadows".


Margaret wrote: "The song originates with the 1800 era Kentucky settlers - I've no idea how the girl scouts got it but they kept it alive & that is the important thing. ;) "

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Margaret B. for contributing this song and for letting us embed her lovely YouTube video rendition of Spider's Web. (Margaret calls this song Dream Catcher's Lullaby.) You can see other YouTube videos by Margaret on her YouTube Home Page.

Thanks also to Patsi for pointing out this song to me - which she remembered from Girl Scouts. (Patsi calls this song Down By the Valley.)

Thanks to Becky McLaughlin for the chords.

I find it interesting that this song has different names for different people. I welcome any information about the history of this song. Feel free to email me or comment on my blog on a post I wrote about Spider's Web -Mama Lisa

The image comes from The Bird and Insects' Post Office (1879) by Robert Bloomfield.

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