Bimp seems to like lullabies while he drifts off to sleep. So I begin to quietly sing to him in the evening. It’s not really going to plan though. To be honest its been a while since I last heard a lullaby so I’m a little rusty. Oh well, give it a go….
“Hush little baby don’t you cry,
Daddy’s going to buy you a…”
What rhymes with cry? Am I even sure about the first bit of that sentence? To be honest, I’m a little hazy on it but the last version of that song I remember was as a sound track to a rather poor eighties movie called the Fly II with Jeff Goldblum which went “Hush little baby, don’t you cry, Just because your dad is the Fly” But I’m pretty sure thats not the original. And it’ll freak the baby out. Right, try a different one…
“Old King Cole was a merry old sole and a merry old sole was he.
He called for his…errr….. what did he call for?…errr”
Hmmm, this is not going well.
“Rock a bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bow breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.” Down will come baby? Fall? That definitely cannot be right. Did they sing that in The Goonies?
I give up, at least on me singing to him. We have a CD of lullabies – wonderful! The first song is “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”. What?!?! If you’d told me that was a lullaby, I’d have been fine*. As long as “Bread of Heaven” and “Flower of Scotland” are next, we’ll be happy as Larry. Not that either of us will be asleep.
*for those of you unfamiliar, it is the England Rugby Team’s Unofficial Anthem.