Lullabies – Music for BabyPosted: September 8, 2017
I have a new baby boy. YAY! He’s beautiful and enchanting and whadaya know he loves it when I sing to him. He’s 2 months old now and when he likes something he smiles and one of the best ways to make him smile is to sing.
The most common repertoire for babies are lullabies and here are my top 5.
A beautiful Aboriginal lullaby sung about shooing away a goanna. When i have sung this song in my classes children of all ages are mesmerised by it and it is certainly a lulling kind of song perfect to soothe any crying baby.
Ay ay ay oola
Oola Oola Oola Ay
Yippee Ay Yippe Ay
Gowanna Gowanna Gowanna
Goowanna Gowanna Gowaana
Ah Kounelaki – Greek Song
My father sang this song to me as a child and although it isn’t a lullaby it tells a story of a cheeky rabbit digging holes in the garden and now I find myself singing it to my little boy. Traditional songs from your childhood are a beautiful way to pass your memories and culture to your children.
Ah Kounelaki Koynelaki < Rabbit>
Xylo pou tha to phas < I’ll give you a little tap>
Mesa se xeno perivoulaki < if you come to my garden?
Tripes yiati tripas < whhy do you dig holes>
Min mou serfronis ti mitoula < you screw up your nose>
Min mou kounas t’aftia < pull your ears>
Min mou klinis to mataki < and squint your eyes>
Ise san zografia < you’re as cute as a photograph>
Good Night Sleep Tight
I wrote this little lullaby when I was a child myself, and now sing it to my children and they love it.
You’re a wonderful baby
Good night, sleep tight
have some happy happy dreams
Good night, sleep tight
you’re a wonderful baby
Sleep tight. Tonight
Big Yellow Moon
This is more of a poem, but children love positive thoughts before bedtime and encourages peaceful happy thoughts before sleep time.
Big yellow moon shines so bright, (Arms above head in circle shape.)
Glides across the starry night, (Arms move from left to right.)
Looks down at me (Hand shades eyes.)
Asleep in bed, (Hands together at side of face.)
Whispers, “Good night, sleepyhead.” (Forefinger in front of mouth.)
Big yellow moon, your turn is done. (Arms above head move down in front of body.)
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun. (Arms move above head in circle shape.)
I wake up. (Arms stretch out.)
You go to bed. (Hands together at side of face.)
“Goodnight, Moon, you sleepyhead.” (Forefinger in front of mouth.)
Rock a bye baby
its a classic so thought i’d include it sits also a winner when singing and rocking your baby to sleep.
Rock a bye baby on the treetops
when the wind blows the cradle will rock
when the bough breaks the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all.