There are different versions of this lullaby.
Go to sleep my baby
Close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you
Watching very closely from the skies
Great big moon is shining, stars begin to peep
Time for little pickaninnies to go to sleep.
Alysa wrote: "My nanna passed away a couple of years ago and I am trying to compile all her Scottish nursery rhymes and lullabies she used to sing to us… Nanna was from Dumbarton in Scotland, but moved to New Zealand when she was 4 years old, but still sung all of these with a Scottish accent, it was fantastic!"
[Note: Beware that some people may find the term pickaninny to be offensive.]
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Alysa Wakefield for contributing this song.
Thanks so much!