"Cradle Song" by Thomas Dekker was originally written as a poem around 1599. The Beatles wrote a song based on the poem called, "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight".

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

If you don't feel comfortable singing, you can recite a lullaby to a baby in a lilting voice, as in the recording below.


Recited by Winston Tharp.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Illustration: Walter Satterlee