Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby's Boat & Minka

Do you have a favorite lullaby that you sing or sang to your babies?  This happens to be the song I sing for Daniela.  It is not one I sang for my girls, nor do I know exactly where I first heard this song, but it popped into my head one day and it seemed to calm her down faster than any other.  So this is what I sing......

Baby's Boat

Baby's boat's a silver moon
Sailing o'er the sky
Sailing o'er a sea of sleep
As the stars go by.

Sail, baby, sail
Out across the sea
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.

Baby's fishing for a dream
Fishing near and far
His line a silver moonbeam is
His bait a silver star

If you find that dream so fair
Happy may it be
This will always be my prayer
May God watch over thee.

Sail, baby, sail
Out across the sea
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.
 
 
 
This I sang for my girls
 
Minka
Russian folk song

From the Volga I was riding
On my great horse nobly striding
When I saw a shadow hiding
Minka, charming Minka

Minka, Minka I have spied thee
Do not in the forest hide thee
On my great horse I will ride thee
Minka, charming Minka

We are not Russian and it wasn't passed down through the generations, that would make a great post, but really I bought a cassette from Wee Folks Sing and this was one of the songs on that cassette.



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