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. It 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.