Lullabies... the lyrics!

Goodnight

Written with Kirsty Suttling and parents at Hackney Playbus drop-in, London Rhymes project.

Goodnight, sweet dreams, sleep tight,

Till the morning light,

Goodnight

Goodnight, close your eyes, sleep tight,

Till the morning light,

Goodnight

Gentle Waves

Written with parents from Altmore Children's Centre as part of 'London Rhymes' project.

On the horizon, where sky meets sea,

Let gentle waves echo your dreams...

Worries may come your way, stresses and strife,

The stormy seas are part of life...

Lavender's Blue

Traditional, additional lyrics - Rosie Adediran

Lavender's Blue dilly dilly,

Lavender's green

When you are king dilly dilly,

I shall be queen,

Who told you so dilly dilly,

Who told you so?

Twas mine own heart dilly dilly,

That told me so,

 

Sleep tight, sleep tight,

Sleep tight till the morning light X 2

 

Sweet dreams my love dilly dilly,  Sweet dreams my dear,

When you wake up dilly dilly, I will be here,

No need for tears dilly dilly, No don't you cry,

Give me your hand dilly dilly, I'll give you mind,

Sleep tight...

 

Nani Nani

Written with parents at Altmore Children's Centre, 'London Rhymes' project.

Nani nani, go to sleep,

Nani nani go to sleep,

Lailaha,

Mummy loves you, shhhh

Baby Mine

From the Dumbo soundtrack, Disney©

Baby mine, don't you cry

Baby mine, dry your eyes

Rest your head close to my heart

Never to part, baby of mine

 

Little one when you play

Don't you mind what they say

Let those eyes sparkle and shine

Never a tear, baby of mine

From your head to your toes

You're so sweet, goodness knows,

You are so precious to me,

Cute as can be, baby of mine

 

Grow Gently

Written by Rosie Adediran

I'd fly across the moon for you,

I'd run around the world for you,

Do anything you asked me to

To protect you from harm,

I'd give an arm and leg for you,

If it meant no harm would come to you

Do anything you asked me to... This moment in time.

Would you,

Grow gently, Love plenty

Day by day we'll watch and pray x2

 

I know that there will come a day,

When you will need to fly away,

The world is such a big place...for you to explore,

For now I'll just hold on to you,

And sing this little song to you,

Hold on to this moment, Captured in time...

 

Sleepy Time

Written by Rosie Adediran

(hmms)

It's time to close your eyes,

For sleepy time, sleepy time

(hmms)

It's time to close your eyes,

For sleepy time, sleepy time

 

...now the time has come

For sleepy time, sleepy time,

 

Oh my little one, oh my little one,

Now the time has come,

For sleepy time, sleepy time,

Sleepy time, sleepy time...

 

Time to sleep

Written with parents at 'Mumspace' drop-in, Citizens UK, London Rhymes project.

Time to sleep, time to sleep,

Nani nani, time to sleep,

Give me a hug and give me a kiss,

Nani nani, time to sleep,

Byeobye, byeobye, byeobye it's time to sleep....

 

Twinkle twinkle

Variation on traditional, Rosie Adediran

Twinkle twinkle little star, oh look, there you are,

Shining like a diamond in the sky, you have come into my life...

How I wonder what you are and who, you will be,

Up above the world so high, stars are shining.. just for you and me,

 

I'll catch a star just for you, just for you..

 

Twinkle twinkle little star, oh look, there you are,

Shining like a diamond in the sky, you have come into my life,

 

I'll catch a star just for you, just for you..