Rockaby, Lullaby (Henry Ernest Nichol)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-21)  CPDL #77518:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 363 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Rockaby, Lullaby
Composer: Henry Ernest Nichol
Lyricist: Josiah Gilbert Holland
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1900 J. Fischer & Bro.

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Original text and translations

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Rockaby, lullaby, bees in the clover!
Crooning so drowsily, crying so low,
Rockaby, lullaby, dear little rover!
Down into wonderland,
Down to the under-land
Go, oh go!
Down into wonderland go!

Rockaby, lullaby, rain on the clover!
(Tears on the eyelids that waver and weep!)
Rockaby, lullaby— bending it over!
Down on the mother-world,
Down on the other world,
Sleep, oh sleep!
Down on the mother-world sleep!

Rockaby, lullaby, dew on the clover!
Dew on the eyes that will sparkle at dawn!
Rockaby, lullaby, dear little rover!
Into the stilly world,
Into the lily world,
Gone! oh gone!
Into the lily world gone!