Friday, September 14, 2012


I sing to my little girl quite often in order to soothe and relax her as she fights sleep. The songs can be anything at all since, at this point, it's just the sound of my voice crooning to her that lulls her to sleep but I still tend to sing one or two very specific songs.

My go-to song is "Goodnight, Demon Slayer" by Voltaire:

I'm still learning the last few verses but the first three or four (plus the chorus) I've memorized and sing to her almost daily. And yes, I will be singing it to her when she can understand the words a bit better. No, that doesn't make me a horrible person.

The song I want to sing to her while she still can't understand words is this one, "Lullaby" by Tim Minchin:

This one I want to sing for her just when she's very, very young for the benefit of the people around me. And yes, this does make me a horrible person.

I'm absolutely okay with that.

Do you have any suggestions for other wonderful lullabies? I'd love to hear them!


  1. Luke's modifed 'Puff the Magic Dragon' was easy to memorize. And making up my own add-ons to 'Hush Little baby' is unending and variety...

    1. I make up verses for "Hush Little Baby" too! And I never thought about singing her Puff - can I ask what the modified version was?

      Half the music I sing to her I make up on the spot with some random tune about what's going on around her. It makes her mom laugh and some day will hopefully elicit the same from her.

  2. I mostly remember my mom singing Matchmaker and Dream the Impossible Dream.