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Dalmatian Cradle Song

[P.A. Grand]

The score of this lullaby is offered on Amazon with the note “Words by P.A. Grand. The tune noted from the singing of a peasant in Yugoslavia, arranged by Hugh S. Roberton. Publisher: Stainer & Bell (1939)”

David Gibb and Elly Lucas sang the Dalmatian Cradle Song, in 2013 on their duo CD Up Through the Woods. Elly Lucas commented in the liner notes:

A song I remember learning in my old primary school choir alongside that folk classic, Mr Tambourine Man. I'd been sporadically singing the same one beautiful verse for years and finally decided it was high time to Google the rest of it.

Lyrics

David Gibb and Elly Lucas sing Dalmatian Cradle Song

Hush, my babe, my little one,
Thy father sails the deep.
But warm thy bed is, pretty one,
Lay still my dear and sleep.

Cold the wind is blowing,
Angry is the sea.
Guard ye saints his going
And bring him back to me.

Hush, my babe, my little one,
Thy father sails the deep.
But warm thy bed is, pretty one,
Lay still my dear and sleep.

When the morn shall break again
Over hill and lea,
Then, my love, shall wake again
And dance on daddy's knee.

Hush, my babe, my little one,
Thy father sails the deep.
But warm thy bed is, pretty one,
Lay still my dear and sleep.