Top English Lullabies and Songs

Here’s an interesting question about the top popular lullabies and songs in English:

Hi there!

I am interested to know a top 20 list or so of lullabies and songs for babies in the English speaking world.

What would you – and other readers of this site – rate as the most popular songs in English?

Thanks! Pia

Here are some I thought of off the top of my head…

Rock-a-bye Baby

Mama’s Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Sleep Baby Sleep (English version of Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!)

Please let us know what you think in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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6 Responses to “Top English Lullabies and Songs”

  1. Susanna Bearfoot Says:

    What about ‘Little Red Bird’? There’s yet another version of Rock-a-bye Baby on my Lullaby World CD. I added another verse, which is a cheeky thing to do, I know. However, as it’s in the English folk tradition and I’m English, I felt I could do that. Familiar melodies are often used as lullabies with improvised words or lulling sounds. See my website for a series of articles called ‘What’s in a Lullaby?”

  2. Joan Weiner Says:

    How about the itsy bitsy spider?
    Jack and Jill? Do you need me to recite these?
    Humpty Dumpty?
    Little Miss Muffett?
    Star Light, Star Bright?

  3. Maria Elena Galidescu Says:

    as I would like to purchase some 10 books of the international lullabies, please let me know if you can do shipment to Vienna, Austria? payment through visa card is ok?
    Best regards,
    Maria Elena

  4. Lynne Says:

    Try the English words to the Welsh Lullaby, “All through the Night” Absolutely beautiful. Listen to it first to get the tune.

  5. Tiara R Ruff Says:

    I am looking for the Lullaby version that goes something like this:

    Lullaby and goodnight while angel watch keep
    thy sleeper shall be a sweet dream to thee.
    Lullaby and goodnight…

  6. Lisa Says:

    I think that’s probably a specific translated version of Brahms’ Lullaby.

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