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Wee Willie Winkie

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Wee Willie Winkie Runs through the town, Upstairs and downstairs In his nightgown. Rapping at the windows, Crying through the lock, “Are the children all in bed? For it’s now eight o’clock.” Wee Willie Winkie Posters

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Hush-a-bye, baby, lie still with thy daddy, Thy mammy has gone to the mill, To get some meal to bake a cake, So pray, my dear baby, lie still.

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Hush Little Baby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word Mama’s gonna buy you a mockin’bird If that mockin’bird don’t sing Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring If that diamond ring turns brass, Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass If that looking glass gets broke Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat If that billy goat […]

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Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top! When the wind blows the cradle will rock; When the bough breaks the cradle will fall; Down will come baby, bough, cradle and all.

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Good Night Sleep Tight

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Good night, sleep tight, Wake up bright In the morning light To do what’s right With all your might.

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The Man in the Moon

The man in the moon Looked out of the moon And this is what he said, “Tis time that, now I’m getting up, All babies went to bed.”

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The Land of Nod

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From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay, But every night I go abroad Afar into the land of Nod. All by myself I have to go, With none to tell me what to do– All alone beside the streams And up the mountain-sides of dreams. The strangest things […]

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Rock a Bye Baby

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Rock a bye, baby, in the tree top. When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all.

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Bed in Summer

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In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going past me in the street. And […]

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Cut Thistles in May

Cut thistles in May, They’ll grow in a day; Cut them in June, That is too soon; Cut them in July, Then they will die.

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Rock-A-Bye, Baby

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Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green; Father’s a nobleman, mother’s a queen; And Betty’s a lady, and wears a gold ring; And Johnny’s a drummer, and drums for the king.

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To Bed, To Bed

To bed, to bed, Says Sleepy-head. Tarry a while, says Slow. Put on the pan, Says greedy Nan, We’ll sup before we go.

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A Candle, A Candle

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A candle, a candle To light me to bed; A pillow, a pillow To tuck up my head. The moon is as sleepy as sleepy can be, The stars are all pointing their fingers at me, And Missus Hop-Robin, way up in her nest, Is rocking her tired little babies to rest. So give me […]

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When Little Fred Went To Bed

When little Fred went to bed, He always said his prayers; He kissed mama, and then papa, And straightway went upstairs.

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take.

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Winken, Blinken And Nod

Winken, Blinken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe — Sailed off on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew. “Where are you going, and what do you wish?” The old moon asked the three. “We have come to fish for the herring fish That live in the beautiful […]

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