Lullabye

When Rachel was a wee baby and we sang her lullabies to lull her to sleep, I sang the traditional ones, and regular songs: twinkle twinkle little star, Rock-a-bye baby, Alloutte, Frer a Jaque, Que sera sera, and any other pretty slow songs I knew the words to at the time.

Her daddy sang to her to, but her daddy can only sing to the tune of Happy Birthday or, at the very least, that was the only tune he could sing at that time.  He made up the words, he didn’t ACTUALLY sing her Happy Birthday every night, but Rachel seemed to like it….so I started adding it into the usual songs I sang and, like her daddy, creating my own words to go with the tune.

I am not a song writer so the words just kind of came together and I soon had a VERY REPETITIVE song to sing to her partly because I thought it would lull her to sleep faster, but mostly because I have no talent for creating lyrics.  To this day it is one of the lullabies that she still requests that I sing to her, and tonight was one of those nights.  These are the words that I put together to the tune of Happy Birthday.  Please don’t make fun of them:

**9/14/21 update – the song evolved again.  Instead of “baby Rachel, it’s time for bed; baby rachel, close your eyes” at the end of the verses, it is now “baby Rachel, close your eyes; baby Rachel, lullabye.”  Don’t know when it evolved, but it did.**

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, breathe a sigh

Baby Rachel, go to sleep

Baby Rachel, time to dream

Baby Rachel, rest your head

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel lullabye

Baby Rache, l the sun is down

Baby Rachel, the stars are out

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, the moon is up

Baby Rachel, it watches us

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, you’re safe and warm

Baby Rachel, you’re in my arms

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, I love you so

Baby Rachel, I love you most

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, rest your head

Baby Rachel, it’s time for bed

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, lullabye

Baby Rachel, close your eyes

Baby Rachel, breathe a sigh

Baby Rachel, go to sleep

Baby Rachel, time to dream

About Chaos5150

I'm a medical coder by day, hermit by night, a 24 hr mommy, and a closet line-dancer whenever I get the chance. I love my daughter, I love my job, I love my friends, I love my cats, and I love my family. I love the dry heat, driving into the middle of the desert at night to see the moon and the stars, beading jewelry, torturing the unaware, and scaring people. People say I'm evil, but I'm not. I'm just a little mischievous.
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