Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
Down will come baby, cradle and all


This is a beautiful lullaby which has been sung for centuries.

There are a wide range of notes in this song, so I don’t think it is suitable to teach to younger children, as it could strain their developing voices. ┬áIt is perfect to sing to get a baby or small child to sleep, as there are beautiful contours in the melody.

This is quiet and gentle to soothe a tired baby.

Image used under Creative Commons License by Flickr user Tokyosucks, with thanks.

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