Katherine Donaldson (katharos) wrote,
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Bedtime Songs

One of my lucky parenting skills that I didn't even realize was going to be a parenting skill is the huge music bin in my brain. I know a lot of songs, okay sometimes just the chorus, and I sing a lot of them to Rebecca, I still sing her to sleep, or to sleepy at least, every night and nap time, so sue me and all that if your philosophy is different. I keep meaning to make a list of the songs I sing Rebecca at nap time and bed time, and I never do. I can only remember that I know some subset of them at a time, one song reminding me of the next and all that, songs going in sets and cycles. I've made a good stab at it this time, but this is really an open editable list for me. I've bolded some of Rebecca's favorites. I wanted to link them all to lyrics, for me, but it's taken me two hours just to make it this far. I may make more links later, if I can find some good lyric sites that look dependable and not ad-covered.

Traditional-ish Nursery Songs:
* Sing a Song of Sixpence
* Here We Go 'round the Mulberry Bush
* All Around the Cobbler's Bench
* London Bridge is Falling Down
* Mary Had a Little Lamb
* The Grand Old Duke of Yorke
* Row Row Row Your Boat
* Sing Sing What Shall I Sing
* Three Blind Mice
* A Tisket a Tasket
* A-B-C-D
* Baa Baa Black Sheep
* Hey Diddle Diddle
* Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill
* Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary
* Lavender's Blue
* To Market To Market
* Hush-a-bye, Don't You Cry
* Hush Little Baby
* The Itsy Bitsy Spider
* The Farmer in the Dell
* Rock-a-bye Baby
* I Had a Little Nut Tree
* Do You Know the Muffin Man
* Peas Porridge Hot
* Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
* There Was an Old Woman
* Wee Willie Winkie
* I've Been Working on the Railroad
* This Old Man
* The Green Grass Grew All Around
* Over the River and Through the Woods (bits)
* Good Night Ladies (Babies)
* Senor Don Gato
* Mama's Little Baby Loves (our own fill in the blank version)
* I See the Moon
* Mary Wore a Red Dress
* Polly Put the Kettle On

Not sleepytime nursery songs:
* Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
* The Wheels on the Bus
* If You're Happy and You Know It

Elizabeth Mitchel's Little Bird CD (I LOVE this CD):
* Little Bird Little Bird, Fly Through My Window
* Three Little Birds (AKA Baby Song)
* Who's My Pretty Baby
* The North Wind Doth Blow

Mormon: (Oy, there are so many of these in my head, but I only sing the ones without God... mostly.)
* Oh What Do You Do in the Summer Time
* Autumn Time
* Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree
* My Primary Colors
* Give Said the Little Stream
* Little Purple Pansies

Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein):
* In My Own Little Corner
* Ten Minutes Ago
* Are You Beautiful
* Impossible

Mary Poppins (Richard and Robert Sherman):
* Feed the Birds
* A Spoon Full of Sugar
* Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
* Stay Awake
* Chim Chim Cher-ee
* Sister Suffragette (bits - Rebecca never lets me finish)
* Let's Go Fly A Kite

The Aristocats:
* Scales and Arpeggios
* Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat

Other Disney:
* A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
* Whistle While You Work
* I've Got No Strings
* Gummi Bears Theme
* Following the Leader

Secret Garden Musical (Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon):
* The House Upon the Hill
* I Heard Someone Crying
* A Fine White Horse
* Round-Shouldered Man
* Hold-On
* The Girl I Mean to Be
* Wick
* Come to My Garden / Lift Me Up
(I think my favorite song is How Could I Ever Know, but I can't sing that without crying.)

* Simple Gifts - Shaker
* Babies are Born in the Circle of the Sun
* Country Roads - John Denver
* Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds
* Sing - Carpenters / Sesame St.
* Peace Is - Fred Small
* You Can Be Anybody - Fred Small
* The Wearing of the Green
* Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name
* Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (I sang this a lot when Rebecca was really little, I think because my mom sang it to me.)
* Rose, Rose, Rose
* From far, from eve and morning
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