Lee Shipton wrote looking for the lyrics to a lullaby…
I am trying to find the full set of lyrics to a children’s lullaby which my father used to sing. The words are something like this:
The Sandman’s Coming in his Train of Cars
The Sandman’s coming in his train of cars
With moonbeam windows and with wheels of stars
So hush you little ones and have no fear
The man in the moon he is the engineer
The railroad track it is a moonbeam bright
That leads right up into the starry night
So come you little ones and run up the stairs
Put on your ‘jamas and say your prayers
And ride with Mr. Sandman
Ride with Mr. Sandman
‘Til daylight comes again
An you’ll see all the wonders of wonderland
In the Sandman’s Train
I have had suggestions that “my Sandman” is the Dream God and Ole Lukoie from old Danish or Norwegian folklore but the words are not the same as mine.
Elsewhere in mythology the Sandman is an evil character and not a bit like mine.
Can you help please?
If anyone can help with information about this lullaby, please let us know in the comments below.
NOTE: Here you can hear an mp3 of Hush Here Comes the Sandman
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