March 21, 2011

Scrabble Sundays: Lullaby

 I keep thinking about what lullabies we will serenade Baby Bear with as we rock him to slumber. With my last family I nannied for I always sang "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" by the Spaniels (also from Three Men and a Baby) before nap-time. The kids love it and sing it too. I absolutely love that song and will definitely continue that with Baby Bear. My favorite lullaby is Kenny Loggins "Return to Pooh Corner". It gives me chills every time. Such a sweet song. "Danny's Song" I have always loved a ton but it has definitely been striking a chord lately being that we are having a boy. And with Billy Joel being my favorite artist of all time I'm sure "Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)" will be a staple. I have also been singing him Amy Grant's "Baby, Baby". Not really a lullaby but I heart it.

What are some of your favorite lullabies either from when you were a child or with your own child? Any recommendations for CDs or songs to play the baby while he sleeps?


Kristin said...

My dad used to sing me "yellow submarine" by the Beatles, except he would change it to "yellow jelly bean" haha.

Lady said...

I have a long list that I used to sing, with ones being added on over the years, but starting with the oldest: Danny's Song (J's baptism song), House on Pooh Corner (Pre-Return to), St. Judy's Comet, Something So Right(Rhymin Simon) Blossom, Fire & Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got a Friend (J. Taylor/SBJ), Lost in the Love of You (L. Taylor), Your Song (Elton John), Baby Mine & A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Disney), Time in a Bottle (J. Croce), If I Were a Carpenter (Tim Hardin), Day is Done, All Through the Night (Peter,Paul & Mommy), Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King), Goodnight Sweetheart,Goodnight (Spaniels), In My Life, Goodnight and Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles), Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), Story Weather (B. Holiday)... non lullaby songs J loved when he was little were I'm in Love With a Big Blue Frog, Marvelous Toy (P, P & Mommmy) when he was maybe two, but when Elton & Kiki Dee released "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - he used to dance and sing along to that and would always ask me to turn up the radio.

Maia Smith said...

Hi Tenley, I am what you would call a blog creeper I suppose. I also follow you on Flickr but rarely (if ever) have commented. This however, is something I have something to say about! My ALL time favorite lullabye CD is called A Child's Gift of Lullabyes. I listened to it as a baby (on cassette of course) and both of my babies were raised on it. It's such a lovely CD. Here's a link were you can listen to bits of each track but I found the CD elsewhere much cheaper. I think from Barnes and Noble. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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