Monday, January 10, 2011


More for my own selfish benefit (i.e. so I don't ever forget these) I'm putting down here the little songs I've come up with for each girl over the years (or months in Milly's case).

Rock A Bye Cora (to the tune of Rock-A-Bye Baby):
Rock-a-bye Cora, in mommy's arms
Mommy will always keep you from harm
Mommy will watch you all through the night
And come in to kiss you in morning's light

Sleepy Sleepy Cora (to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider):
Sleepy, sleepy Cora lays down her little head
Once she's asleep, Mommy puts her into bed
Sleeps all night through so that when the morning breaks
Then a happy, smiley Cora we have when she awakes.
 -- (ed note: when she was very small and screaming with colic this was often the ONLY thing that would calm her)

Are You Tired (to the tune of Frere Jaques):
Are you tired?  Are you tired?  Milly moo, Milly moo?
Little eyes are sleepy, little head is heavy
Time for bed. Time for bed.

Time For Bed Miss Milly Moo (to the tune of I'd Like to Teach The World to Sing)
Its time for bed Miss Milly Moo
The stars are shining bright
So sleep and dream
And see sweet things
Until the morning light

That's the song I sing to you, Miss Milly Moo
And now its time for bed
So sleep and dream
And see sweet things
As you rest your weary head.

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